On 20 October 2020, the council reintroduced a Public Spaces Protection Order, under sections 59 and 64 of the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014.
The order has the aim of prohibiting the consumption of alcohol thereby reducing the associated anti-social behaviour. The effect of the order is to restrict all persons within the restricted area from carrying out the prohibited activities specifically identified within the schedule to this order, at all times.
The prohibitions in the schedule being:
- The consumption of alcohol or anything an authorised officer reasonably believes to be alcohol in breach of an officers request to cease its consumption.
- Having an unsealed container of alcohol or anything an authorised officer reasonably believes to be alcohol in breach of an authorised officers request to surrender it.
Any person who, without reasonable excuse, fails to comply with this Order shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 2 (£500):
- On summary conviction to a fine not exceeding £500
- Or to a fixed penalty notice not exceeding £100
Whole of the city of Salford excluding:
- premises (other than council-operated licensed premises) authorised by a premises licence to be used for the supply of alcohol;
- premises authorised by a club premises certificate to be used by the club for the supply of alcohol;
- a place within the curtilage of premises within paragraph (1) or (2);
- premises which by virtue of Part 5 of the Licensing Act 2003 may at the relevant time be used for the supply of alcohol or which, by virtue of that Part, could have been so used within the 30 minutes before that time;
- a place where facilities or activities relating to the sale or consumption of alcohol are at the relevant time permitted by virtue of a permission granted under section 115E of the Highways Act 1980 (highway-related uses).
Council-operated licensed premises:
- when the premises are being used for the supply of alcohol, or
- within 30 minutes after the end of a period during which the premises have been used for the supply of alcohol.
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