Alcohol Free Zone in Central Bedford
An area of central Bedford is subject to an Alcohol Consumption
in Designated Public Places Order under the Criminal Justice and Police
Act 2001. This is locally called an Alcohol Free Zone.
Within an Alcohol Free Zone it is an offence
to continue to drink alcohol when warned to stop by a Police
Constable. The Police also have powers to confiscate alcohol
from those committing this offence. The Police do not
have these same powers outside of the Zone.
Designated Public Places Order (Alcohol Free Zone) in Central