Lewisham’s pilot Designated Public Place Order

Lewisham Council writes:

In August 2010, Lewisham Council began a six month Designated Public Place Order – or Controlled Drinking Order – pilot across the borough.

The pilot is coming to an end and Lewisham Council is seeking views from residents, businesses and stakeholders, in order to assess how well the project worked.

Following analysis of the comments received, Lewisham Council and Lewisham Borough Police will review the effectiveness of the Order and consider a range of future options.

The Order is a tool that enables the Police to address alcohol-related disorder in a quick and effective way. It is not a ban on alcohol consumption in a public place, but a way to tackle nuisance, or annoyance associated with drinking alcohol in a public place. It is not a criminal offence to drink alcohol, responsibly, in a public place.

To take part in the online survey go to www.lewisham.gov.uk and click on ‘Check our active consultations’ and then ‘Evaluation of Lewisham’s Drinking Control Order’.

The survey closes on 28 February 2011.