Powers to help prevent anti-social behaviour as a result of alcohol consumption have been introduced in six public areas in Broxtowe.
The Council’s Community Safety Committee agreed to transfer existing Designated Public Place Orders (DPPOs) to Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs) for alcohol consumption in Beeston North, Beeston Town Centre, Eastwood, Kimberley and Manor Park, Toton, as well as designating a further area in Stapleford Town Centre.
Chair of the Community Safety Committee, Councillor Jan Goold said: “We want the Borough to be a place where local people feel safe and secure and reducing both anti-social behaviour and alcohol related harm are two of the Council’s priorities. These Public Space Protection Orders are just some of the initiatives we are looking at as part of our Anti-social Behaviour Action Plan.
While the Orders don’t make it illegal to drink alcohol in the street, they give police officers the power to prevent people from drinking alcohol and confiscate any alcohol in the person’s possession if they deem it appropriate. Anyone not complying with a police officer’s request would be liable to prosecution.
For more information, please contact Broxtowe Borough Council on 0115 917 3492, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.broxtowe.gov.uk/for-you/crime-safety-emergencies/anti-social-behaviour/