Control of drinking alcohol in public


PSPOs were introduced under the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014.  

They are intended to deal with nuisance or anti-social behaviour that: 

  • takes place in a particular area  
  • is detrimental to the local community’s quality of life  

Haringey has a PSPOs for 11 wards covering drinking alcohol in a public place.

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Drinking alcohol in a public place 

You are allowed to drink alcohol in a public place in Haringey.  

However, you must stop drinking within the boundary of the PSPO when asked to by: 

  • police officers 
  • community support officers  
  • authorised persons representing the London Borough of Haringey 

If you don’t, you are committing an offence. 

Confiscated alcohol can be disposed of by the person who confiscates it. 

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If you commit an offence 

If found guilty of an offence, you are liable on summary conviction to either a: 

  • fixed penalty notice of £100  
  • maximum fine of £500 

If you pay the fixed penalty notice on time, we take no further action. Failure to pay on time may result in prosecution. 

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PSPO wards and maps 

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Anti-social behaviour enforcement team:  

020 8489 1000

  • Monday – 9am to 5pm  
  • Tuesday – 9am to 5pm  
  • Wednesday – 10am to 5pm  
  • Thursday – 9am to 5pm  
  • Friday – 9am to 5pm 

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Page last updated:

October 24, 2022

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