Have your say on the renewal of the Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) for alcohol. 18 March to 28 April 2024. This consultation is closed.

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. PSPOs impose conditions or restrictions on people using that area.

The PSPO for alcohol control came into effect on 1 May 2018 for a period of three years. The PSPO for alcohol consumption replaces the previous Herefordshire (Alcohol Consumption in Designated Public Places) orders.

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.

The order was extended for a further three years from 1 May 2021 and is due to expire on 30 April 2024.

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

Let us know your views

We asked for your views on the renewal of the PSPO for alcohol, which also includes an amendment to the alcohol restriction area in Hereford.

This will give 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 area.

The consultation closed on 28 April 2024.

What happens next

We treat any information you provided as strictly confidential and will use it for the purposes described here. We will not share it with any other parties.

We will review all the questionnaire submissions and will make a decision on whether to renew the order or alternative, in part or in full.

If you have any queries, please email pspoconsultation@herefordshire.gov.uk

Published: 18th March 2024