Friday 10 March 2023

Public Consultation on Alcohol in Shepherd's Bush Green

Public Consultation on the Consumption of Alcohol
Our local council - The London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham (LBHF) - is running a public consultation on the Consumption of Alcohol on Shepherd's Bush Green.  The consultation runs until 2 April 2023. 

If you would like to comment, use the following link:
You will see a number of consultations currently ongoing; just scroll down to the relevant link.

Responsible Alcohol Consumption in Hammersmith & Fulham
LBHF is reviewing their rules around consumption of alcohol in public places and would like to hear the views of local residents.  

The current Consumption of Alcohol in Public Spaces Protection Order (External link) has been in order since 2020 to help us keep LBHF public spaces safe, clean and enjoyable for all. Now, LBHF is seeking to extend the PSPO for a further three years.

The PSPO allows for the responsible public consumption of alcohol anywhere in the borough.  It provides H&F’s Law Enforcement Team and other authorised council staff with the powers to intervene only if it is causing anti-social behaviour.  This can include:
  • asking people to stop drinking alcohol
  • confiscating alcohol
  • ask people to surrender or dispose of their alcohol
  • issuing £100 Fixed Penalty Notices to any person who fails to comply without a valid reason

Anti-Social Behaviour
According to LBHF, these extra powers are needed "to help keep public spaces safe and to reduce anti-social behaviour".  The term anti-social behaviour, as defined by The Anti-social behaviour and Policing Act 2014(External link) refers to "conduct that has caused, or is likely to cause, harassment, alarm or distress to any person, conduct capable of causing nuisance or annoyance to a person in relation to that person’s occupation of residential premises, or conduct capable of causing housing-related nuisance or annoyance to any person."

Public Consultation
If you would like to comment, please use the following link:

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