Warrington Borough Council is consulting on a proposed Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) for Warrington. This will allow the Council to introduce a range of measures to address antisocial behaviour issues (which can be linked to the use of alcohol) and help improve public spaces in this area.
What is a Public Space Protection Order?
Public Space Protection Orders can be used to regulate activities in particular public places that can have a detrimental effect on the local community. They can help with giving local councils and local police additional powers to tackle anti-social behaviour in specific locations. Warrington Borough Council is considering various options for introducing a Public Space Protection Order for Warrington. (see maps below) to help address the issue of alcohol related anti-social behaviour.
You can read more about Public Space Protection Orders in our FAQ document
PSPO proposals for alcohol related ASB in Warrington
PSPO’s provide the police and other designated officers additional powers within designated area to tackle street-drinking where it is having a detrimental effect to those in the locality. Designation provides Police officers and Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) the power to require a person to; (a) not to consume alcohol in that place; and/ or (b) to surrender alcohol in his/ her possession.
The PSPO does not represent a ban on public drinking; rather it allows for greater control of drinking where it is of a problematic nature – e.g. large groups of drinkers intimidating residents/passers-by; and gives police additional powers within a designated area to tackle street-drinking where there is associated anti-social behaviour (ASB).
PSPOs can be applied to specific geographical locations shown to have issues with significant and persistent street drinking-related ASB which is having a detrimental effect on the quality of life of those in the locality. The legislation does not exclude the possibility of having a local authority-wide PSPO provided that there is sufficient evidence to demonstrate that street drinking is a problem across the whole area.
Tell us what you think
We’d like to hear your views and you can get involved in the following ways:
- Complete an online survey (external website)
- Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Download a copy of the questionnaire and send it to the address below
- Request a paper copy (see below)
- Write to:
Warrington Borough Council
New Town House
Business Intelligence Service
Your response will be confidential and the survey process complies with the principles of the Data Protection Act 1998.
To request a paper copy or if you have any concerns or questions about the survey, require the questionnaire in another language or format including large print, Braille, audio or British Sign Language or simply require assistance in completing the form please call 01925 44 3322 and we will be happy to help.
The consultation runs for 7 weeks from Monday 13 March 2017 and will close 5pm on Sunday 30 April 2017.
What happens after the closing date?
Details of the results will be published on the Councils website.