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Licensing Alcohol Restricted Areas

An 'Alcohol Restricted Area' is a designated area where it becomes an offence for any person to drink alcohol after being requested not to do so by a police officer.


What is an Alcohol Restricted Area?

The Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001 includes a number of powers to combat crime and disorder, including measures to deal with alcohol related problems. The act gives local authorities the power to designate areas 'Alcohol Restricted Areas' where it will become an offence for any person to drink alcohol after being requested not to do so by a police officer.

More information

Who declares an area an Alcohol Restricted Area?

How is an area declared an Alcohol Restricted Area?

Where can I obtain a list/map of the areas which have been declared as Alcohol Restricted Areas?

What happens after an area is declared an Alcohol Restricted Area?

What can happen to a person drinking alcohol in an Alcohol Restricted Area?

How to Apply

Who do I contact to find out more about Alcohol Restricted Areas?

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