Public Space Protection Orders

A Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) is a control measure created by the 2014 Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act. The orders deal with specific nuisances or problems in a defined area that are “detrimental to the community’s quality of life”.

Derby City Council have created an order for the area shown which makes it an offence to continue to drink alcohol when asked not to do so by a police officer or any other authorised officer, or to refuse to surrender any alcohol to any such officer. Failure to comply could result in a £100 fixed penalty notice (reduced to £75 if paid within 10 days) or face prosecution and a fine of up to £1000.

A public consultation is currently taking place to vary this order to address additional anti-social behaviours.

The prohibition is straight forward.

In this area it is an offence to continue to drink alcohol when asked not to do so by a police officer or any other authorised officer, or to refuse to surrender any alcohol to any such officer. Failure to comply could result in a £100 fixed penalty notice or face prosecution and a fine of up to £500.

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