Council takes action to tackle anti-social behaviour

Friday 16 October 2020


FINAL - drinking ban

MK Council has extended a ban to tackle aggressive behaviour associated with anti-social drinking in 13 areas across the city.

The year-long extension of the Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) which is specifically aimed at tackling anti-social behaviour and crime was agreed at a council meeting earlier this week. The Order gives the police the power to confiscate alcohol and issue a £100 fixed penalty notice if people are engaging in anti-social behaviour, and causing a nuisance to others.

The decision was made following feedback from Thames Valley Police and other partners supporting the council’s community safety work.

Cabinet Member for Community Safety, Cllr Lauren Townsend said: “The PSPO is aimed at tackling anti-social behaviour and crime associated with excessive drinking. This is not aimed at and will not affect people enjoying a drink responsibly over a picnic.

“Too often the police are called to attend matters associated with anti-social drinking and it’s left to our officers or volunteers to clear up the rubbish left behind. I hope the extension of the PSPO will help our residents feel safe and comfortable when they are out going about their daily lives.”

The PSPO covers the following areas: Bradwell, Bletchley, Campbell Park, Central Milton Keynes, Kents Hill and Monkston Park, Newport Pagnell, Olney, Shenley Brook End and Tattenhoe, Stantonbury and Bradville, Stony Stratford, West Bletchley Wolverton and Greenleys, and Woughton.