Bracknell Forest has a Designated Public
Places Order (DPPO) as per the map at
This order was put in place to control anti-social behaviour linked
to street drinking in Jubilee Gardens and other open areas.
DPPOs have been replaced by Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs) following the enactment of the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 and Bracknell Forest’s DPPO became a PSPO on 20 October 2017.
However, with the passing of the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014, responsibility for enforcing PSPOs transferred from police forces to local authorities. The power of a constable under Section 12 of the Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001 to require a person consuming alcohol in a designated place to surrender any alcohol was repealed by the 2014 Act. However, a local authority is able to allow ‘authorised persons’ to seize alcohol.
Westgrove is employed by The Lexicon to provide a cleaning and security service in the new town centre. Employees of Westgrove who carry out this service receive training and are accredited by Thames Valley Police’s Community Safety Accreditation Scheme (CSAS). However, the power to confiscate alcohol is no longer available under CSAS so cannot be granted by Thames Valley Police.
Authorisation is now sought for this power to be passed by Bracknell Forest Council to Westgrove staff who are awaiting accreditation under CSAS.
Decision type: Key
Reason Key: Affects more than 1 ward;
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Wards affected: Priestwood and Garth; Wildridings & Central;
Notice of proposed decision first published: 02/01/2018
Decision due: 28 Feb 2018 by Executive Member for Culture, Resources and Public Protection
Lead member: Executive Member for Culture, Corporate Services and Public Protection
Lead director: Director of Adult Social Care, Health & Housing
Contact: Alison O'Meara, Head of Community Safety Email: Alison.O'Meara@bracknell-forest.gov.uk Tel: 01344 352286.
Borough Solicitor and Chairman of the
Community Safety Partnership
Making Representations: In writing to the Director of Adult Social Care, Health & Housing
Financial Impact: No financial implications.