Alcohol related crime
This page is about the alcohol controls in Redhill town centre, in force since October 2007.
The controls, officially know as a Designated Public Places Order (DPPO), were introduced in partnership with Surrey Police to allow greater control over the drinking of alcohol in public and increase Police powers to deal with alcohol-related antisocial behaviour in the area.
The area covered by the DPPO includes places where antisocial drinking or alcohol-related nuisance have been identified, and an outer zone has also been included to reduce the likelihood of problems being displaced into surrounding areas.
While it is not an offence to consume alcohol within the area, DPPOs mean that Police Officers and Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) can ask people to stop drinking alcohol and also confiscate alcohol and dispose of it where appropriate. If they continue to drink alcohol after being asked to stop, they are committing an offence and may be liable to a £500 fine or arrest. It will not affect peaceful family picnics for example and excludes licensed premises.
If you have any concerns please contact Surrey Police or
Reigate and Banstead Borough Council
Tel: 01737 276000
For information on alcohol misuse including services and policies, visit the Alcohol Concern website.
Last updated : 25/10/2011