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Public Spaces Protection Order consultation

Ipswich Borough Council carried out a consultation for an extension to the Borough wide Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) for alcohol consumption in designated public places.

A Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) is a provision created by the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 (the Act). This replaced the Borough wide Designated Public Places Order (DPPO) imposed in 2007 and gives Police, including Police Community Support Officers and other designated officers, the power to take alcohol from anyone who is causing a nuisance in a public place and issue a Fixed Penalty Notice or refer for prosecution (which can result in a fine).

The PSPO does not affect those considerately enjoying a drink in a public area or park.

The existing PSPO in Ipswich ends on 18 November 2023, but Suffolk Constabulary has requested a further three-year extension to counter alcohol-related anti-social behaviour in public places.

The public consultation period opened on 23  August and closed on 12 September 2023.

The existing PSPO for Ipswich can be found at: Public Spaces Protection Order | Ipswich Borough Council