Alcohol consumption in designated public places – ESC public survey

Posted by Town Hall Staff 09 May 2019

Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) Consultation Survey

The Public Space Protection Orders under the Crime and Policing Act 2014 replaced Alcohol Consumption in Designated Public Place (DPPO) on the 20th October 2017. A number of new measures to better protect communities from serious harm caused by anti-social behaviour include the following:

Public space protection order is a power which allows a local council to deal with a particular nuisance or problem that is detrimental to the local community.

Criminal behaviour order is issued by the courts after a person has been convicted for a criminal offence. Under this order, a person can be banned from certain places or activities.

Police dispersal power allows the police to disperse anti-social behaviour and provide short term respite to a local community.

Community protection notice stops a business, organisation or person over the age of 16 committing anti-social behaviour which spoils the community’s quality of life.

Closure power allows the police or local council to close premises where anti-social behaviour has been committed, or likely to be.

These new powers are more flexible, quicker to obtain and less bureaucratic, making it easier for the police, local councils, social landlords and other local agencies to deal with anti-social behaviour and puts victims at the heart of the process.

Currently there are 10 PSPO’s in the area of the previous Suffolk Coastal District Council. The District Council and the Police have found no evidence to support the current PSPO’s so are required to carrying out a consultation to determine if these orders are to continue.

East Suffolk Council would like to hear your views, so please complete this questionnaire.

This consultation runs from the 7th May  2019 to the 17th June 2019.