Corks pop as proposed drinking ban is paused

June 28 2021

A day after going live with a consultation on plans to restrict gatherings and drinking in St Andrew’s Park, Bristol City Council removed it from the website.
A public space protection order (PSPO) consultation asked for feedback on a range of restrictions that could be imposed within the park including restricting group gatherings of more than three people between 9pm and 8am, a ban on alcohol in the park and the prohibition of anyone causing unreasonable levels of noise.
Bristol City Council has confirmed that the consultation was launched in error and without officers seeking input from members of the administration.