Consultation on a proposed PSPO for Kensington, L7

Consultation on a proposed PSPO for Kensington, L7

Start date: 11th September 2018
End date: 25th September 2018

The council is considering reinstating a public spaces protection order (PSPO) which originally applied to the Kensington area of Liverpool from July 2015 until July 2018. If agreed, the order would be made for a further three-year period and would also be extended to cover nearby Prospect Vale and Fairfield Crescent in response to consultation feedback received earlier this year.

If re-adopted, the order will allow authorised officers such as police officers to ban people from drinking alcohol in public spaces in the area unless, for example, they are drinking inside licensed premises. Failing to obey the order would be an offence.

The order is being proposed because the council believes the consumption of alcohol in public spaces:

  • can be a factor in anti-social behaviour and violent crime
  • can make people fearful of using certain areas or enjoying the night-time economy
  • may have a detrimental effect on the quality of life of those using the area

Documents we are consulting on

How to respond

We'd like to hear whether or not you think the order should be made. Representations should be received on or by 25th September 2018 and can be posted to: Michael Edgar, Legal Services, Liverpool City Council, Municipal Buildings, Dale Street, Liverpool L2 2DH, or emailed to:

Want to know more?

Questions may be addressed to Michael Edgar, on 0151 233 0471 or by email to

What happens next?

The results of the consultation will be reported to the council’s Highways and Public Spaces Representation Committee which will decide whether to proceed with the proposed order. If implemented the order will be the subject of further publicity.

What happens to my views?

The names and addresses of respondents will be kept confidential. Any responses will be reported to the committee anonymously. Please read our privacy notice to find out more about how we process and store your data.