Extension of Public Spaces Protection Order in Northumberland County


Northumberland County Council has announced the extension of the Northumberland County Council (Consumption of Alcohol) Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) for a further 3 years. The PSPO aims to prevent alcohol-related anti-social behaviour in public spaces. The full text of the extension can be read in the link below.

Notice of extension of PSPO

Originally implemented on 20th October 2020 for a period of 3 years, the PSPO was set to expire on 20th October 2023. Under the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014, the Council has extended the order for an additional 3 years, from 21st October 2023 to 20th October 2026.

The PSPO prohibits the consumption of alcohol in certain public spaces where this has been deemed necessary to prevent alcohol-related anti-social behaviour. The full text of the PSPO can be accessed via the following link:

October 2020 – PSPO (NCC)

Northumberland County Council states the extension is necessary to continue preventing the occurrence of alcohol-related anti-social activities that the PSPO aims to control.

The extension was announced on 18th October 2023 and will come into effect on 21st October 2023. For queries, please contact the Public Protection Service at Northumberland County Council.