The Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) has been in place since August 2015 and covers the area shown on this map. Is was extended for a further 3 years in August 2018.
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 face on-the-spot fines of up top to £100, or up to £1,000 if the case goes to court.
This PSPO is intended to tackle street drinking and related nuisance behaviour in Kidderminster Town Centre by providing police, police community support officers and council officers (where designated) with certain powers.
A PSPO is not an outright ban on street drinking. Consuming alcohol in a public place is not an offence, unless you fail to comply with an officer’s request. The PSPO covering Kidderminster Town Centre does not make it illegal to carry or drink alcohol, so long as drinking is done responsibly. The PSPO will only be used to tackle alcohol related anti-social behaviour or disorder.