Public Space Protection Orders (PSPO's)

2. Street drinking

Since 2004 Stockport has had restrictions in place that enable the Police to stop residents from drinking in public areas if their behaviour is causing annoyance or nuisance. If people refuse, the Police are authorised to seize alcohol from people.

This is not a street drinking ban. It is a discretionary power that the Police have that can be used in the event of trouble. This was previously authorised under a Designated Public Places Order (DPPO).

Following a change of legislation this order was initially extended and then reviewed in October 2017. On 20th October 2017 the previous DPPO was replaced by a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) which contained the same requirements and powers as before.

You can read the street drinking PSPO below:

Street drinking public space protection order

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