Decision details

Decision to renew a Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) relating to the Consumption of Alcohol in Public Spaces

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Social Inclusion and Community Safety

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Key decision being raised for the Community Safety Unit to consult on extending the existing Public Spaces Protection Order on Consumption of Alcohol. To be taken to Councillor Harvey's CMB, 9th of February.


That the Cabinet Member for Social Inclusion and Community Safety:? 


1.         Approves the extension of the current PSPO relating to the consumption of alcohol in public spaces for a period of three years from 20 October 2023 to 19 October 2026. 


2.         Delegates authority to sign the PSPO to the Assistant Director of Community Safety, Resilience and CCTV. 


Reasons for the decision:

The council is proposing that the PSPO is extended under the same conditions as a result of the public consultation and the data collection exercises that were conducted. The outcomes of the public consultation were; 78% of respondents felt that the consumption of alcohol in public spaces reduces public safety, 66.3% of respondents had witnessed ASB as a direct result of street drinking in the last year, with 45% having witnessed this over 5 times in the last year, and 90.8% of respondents were in favour of renewing the PSPO.


Alternative options considered:

1.     Extend/renew the current order for a further 3 years: This is the recommended option. ? 

2.     Extend for a further 3 years and vary the order - Therefore, this is not the recommended option.


3.     Discharge the order - This is not the recommended option.


Publication date: 09/08/2023

Date of decision: 08/08/2023

Effective from: 15/08/2023

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