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Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) - Street Drinking

A public spaces protection order is an order that identifies the public place and prohibits specified things being done in the restricted area and/or requires specified things to be done by persons carrying on specified activities in that area.

The PSPO can be used to deal with the consumption of alcohol where it is, or is likely to be, detrimental to the local community's qualify of life, by imposing conditions on the use of that area which apply to everyone.

It will be an offence for a person to fail to comply with a request from a Police Officer, Police Community Support Officer or an authorised person to cease drinking or surrender alcohol in the controlled zone.

Controlled Area

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Enforcement

A fixed penalty notice of £100 (the maximum permissible within the Act) will be issued for a first offence.
Boston Borough Council will seek to prosecute any person committing a second offence under the proposed order within six months of any first offence. Upon summary conviction such offence is liable to a fine not exceeding £500.