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Monday 15 October to Wednesday 14 November 2018. This consultation is closed and results are available.

We asked for your views on an amendment and additional inclusion of alcohol restriction areas for the Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) for alcohol consumption. This is to address alcohol related anti-social behaviour that can occur in public open spaces. The PSPO for alcohol consumption came into effect on 1 May 2018 for a period of three years.

We were proposing an amendment to the map area of Ross-on-Wye and inclusion of additional areas at Leominster Cemetery and The Knapp, Bromyard.

The consultation ran from Monday 15 October to Wednesday 14 November 2018.


On 3 July 2019 the PSPO for alcohol consumption was varied adding new areas of The Knapp in Bromyard, the Cemetery in Leominster and amending the area for Ross-on-Wye. View the variation order and all maps for this PSPO.

If you have any queries about the consultation please email PSPOconsultation@herefordshire.gov.uk

About Public Spaces Protection Orders

A Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) was created by the 2014 Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act to deal with any nuisances or problems in a particular area that affects the local community's quality of life. A PSPO imposes conditions on how an area can be used with the aim of preventing anti-social behaviour in public spaces.

The PSPO for alcohol consumption gives the police and other designated officers additional powers within the designated areas to tackle street drinking where it is having a detrimental effect to those in the locality.

The PSPO for alcohol consumption imposes restrictions to:

  • Require a person(s) not to consume alcohol in a designated area
  • Require a person(s) to surrender alcohol in his/her possession

Published: Monday, 15th October 2018