Designated Public Place Orders (DPPOs), also called Alcohol Control Areas or Controlled Drinking Areas, allow the Police or other authorised officers to confiscate alcohol in public places, or require a person to stop drinking. Failure to comply can result in arrest and/or a fine.
DPPOs are implemented to address alcohol-related crime and disorder in public places.
Section 13 of the Police and Criminal Justice Act 2001 gave council's the power to implement DPPOs in areas that suffer from alcohol-related crime and disorder. Such powers are used against street drinkers who tend to drink in public places.