Consultation has begun on extending a ban on drinking alcohol in public places in Trafford.

Trafford Council has launched the consultation on the Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) which is currently due to expire in October. If agreed, the PSPO would be extended for a further three years. The PSPO was brought in to prevent or reduce alcohol related anti-social behaviour.

If the extension of the PSPO is agreed, anyone found not to be complying with the order faces being fined and their alcohol confiscated.

Cllr Mike Freeman, Trafford Council’s Executive Member for Public Safety, Governance and Reform, said:

“We are lucky that we have so many public places in Trafford for our residents to enjoy. What we don’t want is for them to be ruined by anti-social behaviour, caused by people consuming too much alcohol.

“Above all, we want to strike the right balance that allows people to enjoy themselves without being a nuisance to others, so that we can all enjoy our parks, town centres and public spaces.”

To have your say on the consultation, visit the Council’s consultation page at and click on the consultation ‘Extension of an Alcohol Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) in Trafford’.

Posted on Thursday 3rd September 2020