Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) for Alcohol Control

  • Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) for Alcohol Control

A period for public comment will start on Tuesday 12 September 2017 for 21 days ahead of the proposed introduction of a new Public Spaces Protection order (PSPO) for alcohol control.

This PSPO proposes a restriction on carrying and consuming alcohol which is causing, or could cause, Anti Social Behaviour, when asked not to do so by an authorised officer, within a designated boundary of the Thanet district.

If agreed, the PSPO will replace the Designated Public Places Order relating to alcohol control, which expires in October 2017, due to the introduction of PSPOs.

The Community Safety team and Kent Police currently deal with Anti Social Behaviour emanating from alcohol consumption which has a negative impact on the quality of life for residents and visitors to the District.

The PSPO is designed to give officers greater ability to tackle alcohol related Anti Social Behaviour in the interests of the wider community, residents, local businesses and visitors to the area.

A copy of the PSPO proposal can be downloaded here.

Views can be submitted via feedback@thanet.gov.uk before 03 October 2017. A decision on implementing a Public Spaces Protection Order for alcohol control will be taken by Cabinet on 16 November 2017.