Consultation on street drinking in Stourport town centre
There is currently a Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) in place in Stourport 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.
Our PSPO is intended to tackle street drinking and related nuisance behaviour 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 Stourport 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.