Hull City Council is taking steps to address alcohol-influenced anti-social behaviour in an area of the city.
A Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) will continue to protect an area of Hull following a decision record approving an extension.
It will apply to the former Riverside and Wyke areas of the city.
The PSPO – established to address alcohol-influenced anti-social behaviour within these areas – requires review every three years.
It gives the council and police the power to request anyone within the area surrenders alcohol.
A survey earlier this year saw overwhelming support for the extension from residents. It was also supported by Humberside Police, the Hull Community Safety Partnership, Hull Business Improvement District (BID), Area Committees and Ward councillors.
Councillor Mike Thompson, Portfolio Holder for Neighbourhoods, Communities and Environment said: “It is important for us to continue to improve the quality of life of our residents.
“The extension of this order will help the council and the police to tackle any anti-social behaviour linked to street drinking, which is vital for our communities to feel safe.”
The PSPO means it is an offence not to hand over an alcoholic drink when asked by an authorised person. A person failing to do so could be given a Fixed Penalty Notice, carrying a fine of £100, or to be prosecuted and fined up to £500 upon conviction by a Magistrates’ Court.
The order doesn’t, however, stop people from having a drink in a public place.
The extension being approved means the PSPO will remain in place for a further three years.