Designated Public Places (formerly known as Alcohol Free Zones)

A designated public place is an area where the consumption of alcohol can be restricted.

It is not an offence to drink in these public places. However, the Police have the power to ask people to stop drinking if a nuisance is being caused.

The Police also have the power to confiscate open and sealed containers of alcohol if they consider it to be appropriate. Any person who fails to comply with such a requirement of a Police Officer commits an offence that is punishable by a fine.

A 'Schedule of Public Places' is available from our Community Contact Centres in:


Further Information

For more information about designated public places contact:

Legal Services
Wychavon District Council
Telephone: 01386 565474 - between 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday