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Designated Public Places Orders within Runnymede

Under the Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001 and The Local Authorities (Alcohol Consumption in Designated Public Places) Regulations 2001 alcohol consumption in public places (Designated Public Places Order - DPPO) the Police has the authority to fine and convict people who consume alcohol in an irresponsible way within particular areas.

The Order after extensive consultation, covers agreed areas of the Borough you have access to. These areas have been identified by us and the local Police as places where disorder, or nuisance or annoyance to members of the public, has been associated with the consumption of alcohol. The extent of the Order can be view either using the Council's interactive mapping system (rMaps) or via the DPPO document.

The Order enables a police officer to have the authority to tell you not to drink in these designated areas. Your alcohol can be confiscated if the officer reasonably believes that you are, have or intend to drink alcohol in these areas. You are required to surrender any alcohol or containers (including sealed containers) in your possession.  If you fail to comply with a police officer's requirement in respect of public drinking or surrender of alcohol you are committing an offence under the act and will be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding £500.

If you use a community property and obtain an alcohol license for special functions this will not be included in the order whilst the license is active.  Once your license ends the area will return to DPPO status after 30 minutes.

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