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Alcohol consumption PSPO consultation

Sefton Council is asking for residents’ views on as part of a consultation on Public Spaces Protection Order to prevent the consumption of alcohol in designated areas.

The current Bye Law restricts alcohol in four geographical areas across Sefton and we would like to know if you think the areas should still be covered under the Public Spaces Protection Order and whether the areas should be extended or reduced?

Sefton Council has had a Bye Law in place since 2003, which prohibits drinking alcohol in public places.

Since being in place, the Law surrounding Anti-Social behaviour has changed under the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014.

This means that as of the 20th October 2017, the current Bye Law will automatically become a Public Spaces Protection Order.

When a Bye Law becomes a Public Spaces Protection Order, this will give officers of Sefton Council and Police Officers the powers to issue a Fixed Penalty Notice to those drinking alcohol in public spaces, once they have been given a warning.

To take part or to find out more information about the consultation, click here.