Consumption of alcohol in public spaces protection order

In February 2023 we asked residents for their thoughts on whether council and police officers should continue to have powers to ask people to stop drinking alcohol in public if it’s causing anti-social behaviour.

90% of respondents agreed, so we extended these powers for a further 3 years until 19 October 2026.

These powers are enforced using a borough-wide Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO).

What are the restrictions?

Authorised police and council officers can ask people to stop drinking and to dispose of or surrender their alcohol if they believe they are causing, or are likely to cause, anti-social behaviour. Those who refuse may receive a fine of £100, or even be prosecuted.

The PSPO applies to all public places in Hammersmith & Fulham.

Why are the powers needed?

These powers are designed to balance the rights of residents and visitors to enjoy alcohol responsibly in our public spaces with the need to tackle anti-social behaviour efficiently.

The powers have been in place since 2017. They help to keep our streets and parks safe for everyone to enjoy.

Signed copy of the full order

View an easy read translation of the order


To report breaches of this PSPO in parks and open spaces, contact:

•    Law Enforcement Team
•    020 8753 1100 and select option 3 (this phone number is not a dedicated number solely for PSPO breaches)

Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014

London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham Consumption of Alcohol Public Spaces Protection Order 2020

The council of the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham, in exercise of its powers under sections 59, 63 and 72 of the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 ("the Act") and all other enabling powers, hereby makes the following order:

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