Councillors on Leeds City Council’s Licensing Committee are being asked to approve the imposition of a Designated Public Place Order (DPPO), which will make it an offence for people to drink alcohol after being asked to stop drinking by police. It also gives officers the power to confiscate the drink.
A report being presented to a meeting of the committee next Tuesday (26th June) said Harehills Lane, Roundhay Road, Harehills Rd and Beckett St had seen the highest number of incidents of alcohol-related anti-social behaviour in the proposed area for the ban in recent times.
Assaults accounted for 81% of the total number of alcohol-related crimes committed in the area during the year from 1st March 2011, it said.
The same measures were introduced in neighbouring Burmantofts in January 2011.
At the beginning of 2010 there were 14 DPPOs operating in Leeds, covering parts of Farsley, Wetherby, the city centre, Gipton, Garforth, Headingley, Pudsey, Guiseley, Horsforth, Armley, Woodhouse and Hyde Park, Yeadon, Otley and Kippax.
I don’t know if any of them have been rescinded since.