The continued ban of alcohol consumption in public spaces in a number of South Hams towns and villages is out for consultation.

South Hams District Council is inviting residents and businesses to have their say on Alcohol Public Space Protection Orders in a four-week public consultation.

The PSPOs deal with potential anti-social behaviour in an area, which could have a harmful effect on the quality of life for those in the local community.

The existing set of current orders run out in early 2021, and the District Council is now consulting on the next set of Orders for the following three-year period.

Public Space Protection Orders can ban, or limit, certain behaviours. In this case, the drinking of alcohol in designated public areas, and if a person continues to drink alcohol after being requested not to by an authorised officer, they can be fined, or in some cases, taken to court.

The current review affects all existing alcohol PSPOs within the District in Totnes, Dartmouth, Ivybridge, Salcombe, Modbury, South Brent, Woolwell and Kingsbridge.

South Hams District Council’s executive member for health and wellbeing, Cllr Jonathan Hawkins, said: “This consultation aims to gather the views of the public on the Alcohol Public Spaces Protection Orders within eight areas in the South Hams. We really want to encourage a wide range of opinions, so please let us know your thoughts before the consultation ends on Friday, December 18, 2020.”

Once the consultation is closed, a final decision will be made at Full Council in February 2021, before the Orders come into force.

When it comes to alcohol, PSPOs can require a person not to consume alcohol in a designated area and/or require a person to surrender alcohol in their possession


The PSPO gives the Police and other designated officers additional powers within the designated areas to tackle street drinking where it is causing problems to people in that area. People who breach the order could receive a Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN) of £100. Failure to pay could result in court proceedings.

You can have your say in the consultation and find out more information online at: www.engagement.southhams.gov.uk/pspos-alcohol

You can also send your comments by post to:

Environmental Health
South Hams District Council
Follaton House
Plymouth Road
Devon
TQ9 5NE

WHERE DO THE RESTRICTIONS APPLY AT PRESENT?

Totnes

  • Fore Street
  • High Street
  • Rotherfold
  • Cistern Street (excluding south of Rotherfold)
  • Leechwell Street
  • Church Close
  • Guildhall Yard
  • Ramparts Walk
  • Footpath adjacent to Civic Hall car park
  • Civic Square
  • The Plains
  • Coronation Road (to the entrance of the Fire Station)
  • Open space at Rotherfold
  • Civic Hall car park
  • St Mary’s churchyard
  • The Lamb
  • Heath’s Gardens,
  • Footpath from Coronation Road to Babbage Road
  • Pedestrianised area around Town Mill
  • Forecourt of Totnes United Free Church
  • Vire Island
  • Town Quay
  • Symons Passage
  • Steamer Quay Car Park and adjacent road
  • Longmarsh park area

Dartmouth

  • Coronation Park,
  • Royal Avenue Gardens,
  • New Ground Car Park,
  • Footways immediately adjacent to both of the above, being part of North Embankment, Coombe Road,
  • College Way,
  • Mayor’s Avenue,
  • Manor Gardens
  • From the embankment edge of the Boatfloat to the greenhouses in Mayors Avenue.
  • Victoria Road park,
  • Collingwood road park, and
  • Britannia Avenue park.

Ivybridge

  • Public Highway (including all carriageways, footways and footpaths and open spaces):
  • Fore Street (throughout),
  • Marjorie Kelly Way (throughout),
  • Leonards Road (throughout)
  • Glanvilles Road,
  • Glanvilles Mill,
  • The area bounded by Leonards Road, Fore Street and Marjorie Kelly Way
  • Playground off St. Johns Close
  • Woodlands Park
  • Victoria Park
  • MacAndrews Field
  • Filham Park
  • The underpass of the A38
  • Playing fields known as Erme Playing Fields

Salcombe

  • Baptist Lane
  • Chapel End
  • Cliff House Gardens
  • Cliff Road adjacent to Cliff House Gardens
  • Clifton Place including the slipway
  • Courtenay Park
  • Cross Park Gardens
  • the perimeter of roads of Cross Park Gardens from Courtenay Street to Devon Road, Courtenay Street
  • Customhouse Quay including all landing stages and slipways
  • Ferry Pier and Steps including the landing stage, also the unnamed passage and steps running south from the Ferry Steps to the foreshore
  • Folly Lane
  • Fore Street
  • Footway in front of Nos 74 to 76, Fore Street
  • Area leading to Kings Court
  • Market Street
  • Robinsons Row
  • Union Street
  • Victoria Place
  • Quay including all landing stages and slipways
  • Whitestrand Car Park and Quay including the pontoon, slipway and steps
  • Victoria Quay as far as Island Street
  • Island Street
  • Gould Road
  • Shadycombe Road
  • Shadycombe Road Car Park
  • Creek Car and Boat Park
  • Cross Park Gardens
  • Bakerswell
  • Bonfire Hill Cemetery
  • Shadycombe Cemetery

Modbury

  • Poundwell Street Car Park
  • Poundwell Meadow Car Park
  • Poundwell Street
  • Lower part of Galpin Street
  • Burns Lane
  • Fullers Ope
  • Modbury Millennium Meadow
  • Tuckers Brook open space
  • SHDC open space off Galpin Street
  • Broad Street
  • Church Street
  • Lower part of Brownston Street encompassing public conveniences
  • Palm Cross Green
  • Palm Cross Green Car Park
  • New Mills Industrial Estate
  • Modbury Memorial Hall and environs (includes play area)
  • Champernowne play park
  • School playing field
  • Barracks Road corner (Parish seat)/ Recreation Field including parish seat near entrance
  • St. Georges church car park including seated area in Church Lane
  • St. Georges churchyard

South Brent

  • The recreation ground on Exeter Road to include the car park, skate board park and hard court area.
  • The children’s play park situated on Totnes Road,
  • Sanderspool Cross
  • The grass verge running alongside the park; as far as the footpath leading into Avon Close/Pool Park to include the bus shelter

South Brent

  • The recreation ground on Exeter Road to include the car park, skate board park and hard court area.
  • The children’s play park situated on Totnes Road,
  • Sanderspool Cross
  • The grass verge running alongside the park; as far as the footpath leading into Avon Close/Pool Park to include the bus shelter

Kingsbridge

  • Recreation Ground
  • Town Square (excluding area adjacent Creek’s End)
  • Britton’s Field
  • Duncombe Park inc. entrance car park area, children’s play area, central grassed area and terraces,
  • Bridge Street (to junction with Church Close)
  • Promenade/Embankment Road (west side)
  • grassed and surfaced area adjacent toilets to end of grassed/surfaced area beyond Memorial Shelter
  • Bus station and footpath opposite pharmacy
  • Prince of Wales Road
  • Library – Steps/ramp and paved area in front of Library
  • Kingsbridge Town Council – Quay House grounds
  • Lower Union Road
  • Devon Square
  • Mill Street
  • Fore Street
  • Derby Road Industrial Estate.





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