Decision details

Petition - Old Leigh Alcohol Free Zones

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The Cabinet considered a report of Executive Director (Neighbourhoods and Environment) providing a response to the petition (referred by Council) proposing alcohol free zones in Old Leigh.




That a full Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) consultation process be undertaken, which includes stakeholder and public consultation as well as collation of crime and anti-social behaviour evidence, to inform a decision regarding a potential PSPO for Old Leigh in relation to no drinking of alcohol in public areas (excluding licensed premises), and other relevant anti-social behaviour issues in this area.


Reasons for Decision:


As a specific location, Old Leigh is a popular visitor area, with a number of public houses, cafes and restaurants, as well as the picturesque harbour front and wharves, and its renowned local seafood industry. Visitor numbers are high and in particular during the past summer season, a growing number of anti-social behaviour issues have been evident, including drinking in public areas, and it could therefore benefit from the introduction of a PSPO.


Other options:


As set out in the submitted report.


Note: This is an Executive Function

Eligible for call-in to: Policy and Resources Scrutiny Committee

Cabinet Member: Cllr Terry


Report author: Carl Robinson

Publication date: 06/11/2020

Date of decision: 03/11/2020

Decided at meeting: 03/11/2020 - Cabinet

Effective from: 14/11/2020

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