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dppo posterThe Safer Havant Partnership recognises that a high percentage of crimes and anti-social behaviour incidents are affected by alcohol and believes that alcohol is an underlying factor in all their priority issues.

Tackling street drinking in the Havant Borough with the Designated Public Places Order (DPPO)

The entire Havant Borough is now subject to an alcohol control order thanks to the work of the Safer Havant Partnership. This order empowers the Police, Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) and Accredited Community Support Officers (ASCOs) to remove alcohol from individuals involved in anti-social behaviour.

A Designated Public Places Order is made by a local authority under Section 13 of the Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001. Under Section 12 of the same act if an officer reasonably believes that a person is, or has been consuming alcohol in a designated area, or intends to do so they can require the person not to consume alcohol and that they handover any alcohol or container for alcohol in their possession. Failure to do so, without reasonable excuse is a criminal offence and the maximum fine on conviction in the Magistrates court is £500.

Community Alcohol Partnerships (CAP’s)

A Community Alcohol Partnership (CAP)was launched by local MP David Willetts on Friday 23rd March 2012 at Hayling Island community centre. This CAP continues to run from The Hayling College with the help and support of dedicated partners.

The aims of the scheme are to tackle the nuisance created by young people – both over and under 18 – drinking alcohol in public places and becoming involved in anti-social behaviour, vandalism and drink-related litter on Hayling Island. In particular, the initiative sought to address the problem of adults purchasing alcohol for young people – known as proxy purchasing, and being able to access alcohol from home supplies.

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