Consultation on street drinking in Bewdley town centre
There is currently a Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) in place in Bewdley Town Centre.
The order gives officers the power to order people who are causing problems while drinking in the town centre to hand over or dispose of alcohol. If they fail to do they may be given on-the-spot fines of up top to £100, or up to £1,000 if the case goes to court.
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 Bewdley 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.