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The misuse of alcohol and drugs is a significant contributory factor to the incidents of anti-social behaviour and violent crime including incidents such as damage to property, domestic violence, stabbings and beatings.

We have a range of legislative tools and powers available to us, the Community Safety Team and the Police, for the management of alcohol-related anti-social behaviour and disorder.

Young people under the age of 18 are not allowed to consume alcohol in a public place. Police Officers and Police Community Safety Officers currently have powers to remove alcohol from anyone under the Designated Public Places Order (DPPOs). The Designated Public Places Order that applies to the 4 towns within the South Kesteven district will soon be replaced by Dispersal Powers and Public Space Protection Orders.

Teenagers who drink alcohol are more than twice as likely to smoke, have unprotected sex (leading to sexually transmitted diseases and unwanted pregnancies), they are more likely to take illegal drugs, or abuse solvents.

Where underage drinking, noise and loutish behaviour is associated with a particular pub or club then we will look at Licencing breaches, Community Protection Notices and ultimately Premise Closure.

So, how much is too much? Please refer to the Health & Wellbeing pages for Change for life and local health profile and other health related issues.

What you can do

If you are experiencing problems with anti-social behaviour, or have any concerns about it, or other community safety issues, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Feel free to use the diary sheet below to record your incident and then, please contact us. You may find the guidance leaflet useful or you could visit the Incident Diary page for more information.

Related documents

Size Name
[154kb] Anti-social incident diary Anti-social incident diary
[1018kb] Incident Diary Booklet Guidance Incident Diary Booklet Guidance

The documents in this section are in Adobe Acrobat format (pdf). You will need Acrobat Reader to view these files which can be downloaded from the Adobe website free of charge.