Street Drinking

Closed 5 Oct 2014

Opened 8 Sep 2014

Feedback Updated 8 Jan 2015

We Asked

Over a four week period between 8/09/2014 to 5/10/2014, we re-opened the DPPO street drinking consultation due to this new legislation which makes minor changes. We once again consulted with the public to found out if street drinking is a problem in Leicester

You Said

A total of 170 responses were received for the PSPO consultation. Of these responses 86% (146/170) told us that street drinking is a problem in Leicester with 71% (120/170) telling us that they had been personally affected by street drinkers.

We Did

As a result of overwhelming support from each of the DPPO and PSPO consultations for the order, the order was fully approved at Full Council during November 2014. The street drinking order (PSPO) will hence come into effect on 5th January 2015.

Results Updated 8 Jan 2015




This consultation gives people another chance to make their views known over measures to tackle street drinking in Leicester.

As part of an earlier consultation (Please see related documents below),  residents and businesses took part in a public consultation over a planned city-wide order giving police more powers to tackle public drinking linked to antisocial behaviour.                                

The consultation will give people the chance to say whether they support the plans and to submit any relevant evidence.



Why We Are Consulting


The Government is now bringing in updated new national legislation to tackle street drinking, so Leicester City Council is re-opening its consultation to include people’s views about the new laws.

The new Government orders – known as Public Spaces Protection Orders, or PSPOs, give councils, the police and police community support officers the power to tackle wide range of antisocial behaviour problems linked to noise, alcohol and nuisance dogs.

They will replace the previous legislation, known as Designated Public Place Orders, or DPPOs, which only focused on public drinking and could only be enforced by police.

Also another difference between the PSPO and the DPPO is that under the PSPO Officers can order people drinking in these areas to stop, hand over any alcohol or dispose of the alcohol, with people who fail to do so facing a spot fine of up to £100, or up to £1,000 if the case goes to court; under the DPPO this was a FPN of £50 and up to £500 on prosecution.

Replies from the earlier DPPO consultation will also be included in the new consultation, along with information from city wardens, parks services, play services, cleansing teams and police neighbourhood officers.

The proposed PSPOs consultation will run from Monday, September 8, to Sunday, October 5.


  • Abbey
  • Aylestone
  • Beaumont Leys
  • Belgrave
  • Braunstone Park & Rowley Fields
  • Castle
  • Evington
  • Eyres Monsell
  • Fosse
  • Humberstone & Hamilton
  • Knighton
  • Rushey Mead
  • Saffron
  • Spinney Hills
  • Stoneygate
  • Thurncourt
  • Westcotes


  • Children and young people
  • Working-age people
  • Older people
  • Carers
  • Full-time and part-time workers
  • Disabled people
  • Older households (65+)
  • Single people
  • Families with children, including lone parents
  • Couples
  • All households
  • Faith groups
  • Sports clubs
  • Youth clubs
  • Carers' network
  • Trade unions
  • Voluntary organisations
  • Community organisations
  • Self-help groups
  • User groups
  • Third sector infrastructure groups
  • All Voluntary and Community Organisations
  • Advocacy organisation
  • Police
  • NHS
  • FE colleges
  • Universities
  • Schools
  • Businesses
  • All Public and Private Organisations
  • Directors
  • Heads of service
  • Managers, team leaders and supervisors
  • Professionals
  • All staff
  • Service users
  • Care home residents and their next of kin


  • Community safety