Town Centre Dispersal Order

Merseyside Police have authorised a Dispersal Order in the Town Centre to tackle an increase in anti-social behaviour. 

Between 2pm on Friday 11 December 2020  and 2pm on Sunday 13th December 2020, the Police can ask a group of two or more people to leave the dispersal area if they are doing anything wrong, or if they believe that they may or are likely to cause a nuisance to someone else. 

If you return to the area after being asked to leave by the Police you will be arrested if seen. This is a criminal offence and you may be charged and taken to court. If convicted this will give you a criminal record. 

If you are aged under 16 and in the dispersal area without the supervision of an adult after 9pm, the Police may take you home if it is safe to do so.

In short, as long as you don't do anything wrong, or give the Police a reason to suspect you are going to do anything wrong, the Dispersal Order will not affect you.

During the evenings, the Council ASB Outreach Team will be in the area to support the Police and public. 

The dispersal zone includes all areas inside of the red line on the map. (Chalon Way West, Chalon Way East, Shaw Street, Hall Street, Cansfield Street, Birchley Street, Cotham Street, Church Street, Ormskirk Street and Bridge Street)

 TC Dispersal Zone