Public Spaces Protection Orders

Street drinking can lead to antisocial behaviour and in some parts of Southampton is controlled by Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs).

The Antisocial Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 enables the Council to create PSPOs to control activities carried out in a public place, which have a detrimental effect on the quality of life of those in the locality.

The Council carried out a public consultation, which showed strong support for controls on street drinking in some parts of the city. You can view the areas covered by the PSPO's below

The PSPOs restrict street drinking (which is the consumption of alcohol in a public place).

A person who fails to comply with the requirements of the PSPO by drinking alcohol in a public place is committing an offence and may be issued with a £100 fixed penalty notice.

The PSPO also provides the power to require a person drinking alcohol in public to surrender their alcohol (or anything which is reasonably believed to be alcohol).

The PSPOs will not stop the consumption of alcohol in any area licensed for the sale and supply of alcohol during normal licensing hours, such as a bar within the area covered by a PSPO.

Help, information and advice

Services for people concerned by their own or someone else's alcohol use

Adults (25 years and over)

2 The Carronades, New Road, Southampton, S014 0AA
Telephone: 023 8071 7171
Website: Change grow live- Southampton Drug and Alcohol Recovery Service

Young People (24 years or under)

Address: 13 High Street, Southampton, SO14 2DF
Telephone: 023 8022 4224
Website: No Limits

Other organisations that might help