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Have your say on renewal of Public Space Protection Orders

Public Space Protection Order maps for Hunstanton, Downham Market and King's Lynn

Published: Wednesday, 26th July 2023

Residents are being invited to have their say on three Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPO) which restrict alcohol consumption in areas of King's Lynn, Hunstanton and Downham Market.

Mark Whitmore, Assistant Director for Health, Wellbeing and Public Protection, said:

"These orders are due to expire at the end of September and, before they can be renewed, we must consult with the public and key stakeholders. I recommend that residents look at the existing orders and let us know whether they think the orders should be renewed or allowed to expire."

The orders do not ban the consumption of alcohol in a public place, but they do confer upon the Police and authorised persons the power to require people to stop drinking or to surrender their alcohol if there has been, or is likely to be, alcohol related disorder.

The current PSPOs cover most of King's Lynn and Hunstanton, while the whole town of Downham Market is covered. 

If renewed, the PSPOs would be effective from 1 October 2023 and would be in place for three years. 

All three orders can be viewed online, from Tuesday 1 August 2023, at where comments can also be submitted.

The consultation period opens on 1 August 2023 and closes on 31 August 2023.

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