A ban on drinking alcohol in areas of Chesham and Amersham could be extended for another three years in an ongoing bid to tackle anti-social behaviour.

The ‘booze ban’ was first put in place at the end of October 2019, covering large parts of Amersham and Chesham town centres, after the council gave the go-ahead for a new Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO).  

If the ban is not extended, it will run out on October 30, 2022.

Drinking alcohol or having an unsealed can or bottle of alcohol is not allowed in various parts of both Amersham and Chesham – including The Broadway, High Street, Market Square, Red Lion Road and Blucher Street and the cemetery in Chesham, and Hervines Park, Woodside Road, King George V Road and King George’s Field and the multi-storey car park in Chiltern Avenue in Amersham-on-the-Hill.

The ban is also in place in Old Amersham in areas like the Garden of Remembrance, Whielden Street, Barn Meadow Recreation Ground and St Mary’s Church graveyard.

No drinking is allowed on Amersham station forecourt, White Lion Road, Raans Road, Plantation Road, the playground on Roundwood Road or Park Road, among others in Amersham.

Anyone who is caught by police or officers from Buckinghamshire Council drinking booze in the areas covered by the ban can be given a fixed penalty notice of £100, if paid within 14 days, or £60 if paid within 10 days.

Public Spaces Protection Orders are intended to deal with a “particular nuisance or problem” in a specific area that is “detrimental to the local community’s quality of life”.

The conditions imposed apply to everyone and councils can use them to target anti-social behaviour.

Members of the public are being asked to share their views on the PSPO as part of a public consultation so a decision can be made on whether to extend the ban for another three years or not.

As well as Amersham and Chesham, PSPOs have been put in place in other areas too, including in High Wycombe town centre, Desborough Road and West End Road in a bid to cut crime and bad behaviour associated with drinking alcohol.

To have your say on whether the Chesham and Amersham PSPOs are working, you can complete an online survey at yourvoicebucks.citizenspace.com/communities/chiltern-alcohol-pspo-2022, email anti-social-behaviour@buckinghamshire.gov.uk or write to Chiltern Alcohol Restrictions PSPO consultation 2022, Community Safety Team, Buckinghamshire Council, Walton Street Offices, Walton Street, Aylesbury, HP20 1UA.

The date to get your views in by is midnight on Monday, July 25.