Issue details

Proposed Public Space Protection Orders to restrict alcohol consumption in public spaces, Bath and Midsomer Norton

The Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001 gave the Police the power to seize and dispose of alcohol if they believed someone is, has or is about to consume it where a Designated Public Place Order is in force. Failure to comply with the Police request was made an arrestable offence and punishable by a fine. Councils were given the power to “designate” and make a Designate Public Place Order where they were satisfied that nuisance or annoyance to members of the public or a section of the public, or disorder, had been associated with consumption of alcohol in that place.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Affects more than 1 ward;

Decision status: Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 28/07/2021

Decision due: 9 Sep 2021 by Cabinet

Lead member: Councillor Dine Romero, Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, Communities

Lead director: Director of People and Policy

Contact: Samantha Jones, Inclusive Communities Manager Email: Tel: 01225 396364.

Consultation process

Public consultation was carried out, results attached.


Avon and Somerset Police

EFP Reference: E3315


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