Designated public place orders

Information about designated public place orders (DPPOs)

In June 2009, Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council, with support from Leicestershire Police, agreed to adopt a designated public place order (DPPO) under Section 13 of the Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001 and The Local Government (Alcohol Consumption in Designated Public Places) Regulations 2007.

What is a DPPO?

Designated public places orders (DPPOs) help local authorities to deal with the problems of alcohol related anti-social behaviour in public places. This order is not a total ban on drinking alcohol in public places; it just makes it an offence to carry on drinking alcohol when asked to stop by a police constable or authorised officer. This allows them to deal with people who are behaving anti-socially as a result of drinking alcohol.

The areas covered by the DPPO

The area includes Barwell, Barlestone, Burbage, Desford, Earl Shilton, Groby, Hinckley, Newbold Verdon and Ratby. The DPPO covers the entire area of the towns and villages identified so that it can be effectively enforced.

Why have a DPPO in Hinckley & Bosworth?

There are a number of important reasons why this decision was made:

  • To give enforcement officers the power to target all areas of Hinckley & Bosworth where there is repeat and persistent nuisance that is clearly linked to the drinking of alcohol in public
  • To cut down alcohol related disturbances in public as they arise and before they escalate
  • To cut down on alcohol related anti-social behaviour in public places
  • To send a clear and consistent message that anti-social drinking is not acceptable and will not be tolerated in Hinckley & Bosworth's public places
  • To prevent the displacement of the problem of alcohol related anti-social behaviour in public places from one area to another
  • To help make Hinckley & Bosworth a place where residents, workers and visitors feel safe
  • To meet the concerns of the local community

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