Crackdown on street drinking and anti-social behaviour in Staple Hill

You could now be fined for drinking alcohol in parts of Staple Hill after a ban was introduced this weekend.

Between 9pm and 4am, a new Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) is in place, banning street drinking on Friday and Saturday nights from the junction with Lower Station Road and Broad Street to the junction with Park Road.

It has been put in place for three months until 30th September to help deal with an increase in street drinking and anti-social behaviour in the area.

The order will be enforced by the police and breaking it could result in a fixed penalty notice.

Local councillor Ian Boulton said: “Thanks to everyone who has taken the time and trouble to report late-night anti-social behaviour taking pace on Staple Hill High Street in recent weeks.

“As a result of your diligence, South Gloucestershire Council, together with South Gloucestershire Neighbourhood Policing, have now been able to set up a Public Space Protection Order for the High Street in order to tackle unacceptable behaviour.”

Cllr Boulton said local licensed premises – pubs and shops – were visited last week to brief them on the requirements of the PSPO and how it affects them. The order does not apply to pub beer gardens.

The relevant licensed premises are The Old Mail House at the junction with Acacia Road, the Staple Hill Oak at the junction with Park Road, the 11Eleven convenience store in High Street, and the Portcullis and 501 Bar which are on opposite sides of the junction with Soundwell Road.

People are asked to report all incidents of criminal or anti-social behaviour to Avon & Somerset Police by calling 101.

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