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.