Alcohol Public Space Protection Order

Alcohol PSPO

Where there is an alcohol PSPO in place, Section 63 of the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 states that:

  • it is an offence to consume alcohol in this area when ordered not to do so by a Police Officer or other Authorised Officer.

  • it is an offence to refuse to surrender alcohol or a container for alcohol in this area when ordered to do so by a Police Officer or other Authorised Officer

Offenders may be issued with a £100 Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN) or prosecution resulting in a maximum fine of £500 for either of these breaches of the PSPO.

Areas where Alcohol PSPO’s are currently in place are listed below and can be viewed on our detailed map.

  • Central Milton Keynes Parish
  • Campbell Park Parish
  • Kents Hill, Monkston Park and Brinklow Parish
  • Newport Pagnell Parish
  • Olney Parish
  • Shenley Brook End and Tattenhoe Parish
  • Stony Stratford Parish
  • Bletchley and Fenny Stratford
  • West Bletchley
  • Wolverton and Greenleys Parish
  • Bradwell Parish
  • Stantonbury Parish
  • Woughton Parish
  • Old Woughton Parish

Fixed Penalty Notices

A constable or authorised person may issue a fixed penalty notice (FPN) of £100 to any person they have reason to believe committed an offence under this PSPO.

If you choose to pay the FPN, no further action will be taken in respect to this offence. Payment of the FPN involves no admission of guilt and will not result in a record of criminal conviction made against you. You can do this online by contacting and you will be sent a secure payment link. 

  • to pay an FPN by a credit or debit card, please contact Milton Keynes City Council on 01908 691691.  You need to quote your FPN reference number and the date it was issued for payment to be processed.  An FPN will be discounted to £75.00 if payment is received within 14 days of the date it was issued.
  • to pay by post  - your cheque or crossed postal order must be made payable to Milton Keynes City Council and sent with the fixed penalty notice to:

MK Together Team
Milton Keynes City Council
1 Saxon Gate East
Central Milton Keynes

Receipts will not be issued unless specifically requested.

Appeals Process

There is no statutory process of appeal for an offence covered by this type of FPN.  This notice offers you the opportunity of discharging any liability to conviction for the offence.

However, an informal written appeal will be considered if it is made within 14 days from the date of issue of the FPN.

Please send any appeal by post to :

MK Together Team
Milton Keynes City Council
1 Saxon Gate East
Central Milton Keynes

Appeals are for whether or not the FPN was issued correctly and not with regard to any of the facts surrounding the alleged offence.

Non-payment of fixed penalty notice

If payment is not received by the end of the 21‐day period, Milton Keynes City Council may commence criminal proceedings against you.  No payment reminders will be sent.

Public Space Protection Order

The alcohol Public Space Protection Order document can be viewed here.

Community Safety Team contact information