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Officers invite Derwent residents to help tackle nuisance behaviour in their neighbourhood

Posted on 27th June 2013

Police and partner agencies are continuing to target anti-social behaviour as a priority in Derwent neighbourhood.

Officers are looking to tackle the problem of street drinking in the Sussex Circus area by asking Derby City Council to consider introducing a ‘Designated Public Place Order’ (DPPO).

The aim of the DPPO is to improve the quality of life for local businesses and residents who use the area on a daily basis.

A DPPO can restrict the consumption of alcohol in certain designated public areas by providing the Police with powers to require a person to stop consuming alcohol in that area, or by providing a power to remove alcohol from any person who has been associated with nuisance or annoyance to members of the public, or disorder, in that area.

A DPPO is not an ‘alcohol free zone’ but provides a power to the Police to target those individuals that consume alcohol in public places and then go on to cause anti-social behavior.

PC Nichola Sketchley from the Derwent Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team said: “We are acting in response to community concerns and an increase in reports of anti-social behaviour.

“Part of the application for a DPPO is finding out and understanding the impact it is having on the local community. “

House to house inquiries have been carried out but PC Sketchley also invites local residents of that area to complete the form at the bottom of this page.

PC Sketchley continues:” If the behaviour of street drinking is having an affect on you or members of your family then please act on it by letting us know and completing the online form below.”

To contact your local Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team please call: 101 or visit:

Please find the questionnaire below to complete.

Do you need a quick answer to a general question? Then we recommend you visit the national Ask The Police web site.