Public Spaces Protection Order

Page updated on: 10/07/2020

In order to address alcohol-related crime, nuisance and disorder in parts of Llanelli Town Centre, we propose to introduce a Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) in an area of the town centre under Section 59 of the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014. If introduced, the Order will remain in place for three years.

The Order would give police constables additional powers to control alcohol consumption, where it is of a problematic nature e.g. alcohol related anti-social behaviour, crime caused by intoxicated individuals, as well as harassment and intimidation of members of public.

Under the Order, it would not be an offence to drink alcohol in the designated area and will not apply to public places where the sale and consumption of alcohol is authorised under other legislation, such as clubs and licensed premises. However, failure to comply with a police officer’s request to not consume alcohol or refusing to surrender alcohol, without reasonable excuse, is an arrestable offence and can result in a fine of up to £500.

Please contact Kate Harrop, Community Safety Manager, on khharrop@carmarthenshire.gov.uk if you have any queries.