Published on April 3rd, 2012 | by Dean Carr
Alcohol Restriction Zone applied in Stoke-on-Trent
An Alcohol Restriction Zone (ARZ) has been applied in Stoke-on-Trent in response to concerns over alcohol-related public disorder.
The implementation of the ARZ was prompted by a petition, signed by over eight hundred people and submitted by Tunstall Chamber of Trade.
There are currently nine Alcohol Restriction Zones across the city.
Alcohol Restriction Zones and police powers:
- Police officers may request that a person to stop drinking in a public place for a wide range of reasons linked to public disturbance
- Police officers can demand the surrender of any containers suspected to contain alcohol
- These measures apply to all public places within the ARZ, but not to homes or pubs (including gardens)
- Failure to comply with these measures can result in a fine of up to £500