Consultation on Public Spaces Protection Order to prevent the consumption of alcohol in designated areas.
Closed Closed
Start: Nov 30, 2017 End: Jan 19, 2018 Results Published: Apr 30, 2018 
Subject: Crime & Safety, Consultation Reference Number: 947

Consultation Summary

The current Bye Law restricts alcohol in four geographical areas across Sefton and we would like to know if you think the areas should still be covered under the Public Spaces Protection Order and whether the areas should be extended or reduced? For more information on the areas, please see the attached maps in the document library for this consultation.


Sefton Council has had a Bye Law in place since 2003, which prohibits drinking alcohol in public places. Since being in place, the Law surrounding Anti-Social behaviour has changed under the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014. This means that as of the 20th October 2017, the current Bye Law will automatically become a Public Spaces Protection Order. When a Bye Law becomes a Public Spaces Protection Order, this will give officers of Sefton Council and Police Officers the powers to issue a Fixed Penalty Notice to those drinking alcohol in public spaces, once they have been given a warning.
Guidance in relation to Public Spaces Protection Orders can be found in the document library attached to this survey.

All Residents, Businesses, Community Groups, Councillors / MPs , Stakeholders

Further Details:

Consultation Method: Consultation Document, Online Survey, Website

Contact Information:

simon evans
ASB Coordinator
Phone: 0151 934 4910