Designated Public Places Orders (DPPO) - now converted to Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs)
The Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001 gave local authorities the power to designate places within their area where restrictions on public drinking will apply. These powers were introduced to help the police and council deal with the problems of antisocial drinking in public spaces. The DPPO makes it an offence to drink alcohol after being required by an authorised officer not to do so. Authorised officers (including Community Safety Patrol Officers, Police Community Support Officers and Police Officers) have the power to require individuals to surrender any alcohol in their possession including any opened or sealed containers, and if they fail to comply with the request they commit a criminal offence. This can be used in areas that have previously experienced alcohol-related problems.
DPPOs were replaced by Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs) by the Antisocial Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014, also designed to help tackle antisocial behaviour, including behaviour linked to alcohol.
In October 2017 all existing DPPOs converted to PSPOs with the same conditions.
Failure to comply with the request of an authorised officer can result in a £75 Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN) or a fine of up to £500 on conviction.
The following orders are available to view and download:
The council has introduced the following DPPOs which are available to download below: