The purpose of a Designated Public Place Order is to restrict anti-social drinking in designated public places.  It is applicable to those over the age of 18 as there are separate laws available to the Police for dealing with those who are under 18.

An order provides Police with enforcement powers (within the defined area) to request an individual or group to cease drinking and to confiscate alcohol if they believe that the individual or group has been, is or is about to behave in an anti-social manner.

An order is not a comprehensive ban on drinking in the open air and does not cover licensed premises.

The area covered by an order is clearly identified using metal signage.

There are currently four orders in place within the district. 

If you would like any further information on these orders, please contact the Environmental Health Manager on 01263 516182.