Anti-social Behaviour & Alcohol
As the weather gets warmer and people spend more time outdoors,
we often see an increase in alcohol related anti-social behaviour.
Drinking in public spaces & in large groups can intimidate
people, cause noise nuisance & deter other residents from
enjoying our community spaces.
Don't put up with it!
- A Designation Order is in place in St.Helens, which covers most
of the borough & gives the Council the right to designate
areas where people can not drink alcohol if asked to do so by the
Police ( such as parks, open spaces & in the street) - if they
refuse they could face a fine or be arrested.
- The Police can seize alcohol from under 18s or anyone who they
suspect is going to supply an under 18 with alcohol.
- If someone under the age of 18 is caught in possession of
alcohol on three or more occassions within a period of 12 months,
they can be arrested and if convicted, could be liable to a fine of
up to £500.
Ready to report?
or drinking alcohol in a park is an offence & should be
reported to Merseyside Police on 101.
If you feel like you or your family are in immediate
danger from ASB caused by people drinking alcohol, call:
online to Merseyside Police using social media - simply tweet @MerPolCC on
Twitter or direct message them on the Merseyside Police
If you have been
affected by anti-social behaviour & reported it on more than 3
occassions, but you still feel that nothing has been done, you
can activate the Community Trigger.
Check out our other Alcohol Campaigns for
more information about what we are doing to tackle underage
drinking in St.Helens this spring.