In 2004 St. Helens Council implemented a Designated Public Places Order (DPPO) to address alcohol related disorder in the Town Centre. The DPPO made it an offence, within the designated area,  to fail to surrender alcohol to a police officer if requested to do so.

A copy of the order can be downloaded by clicking here.
A map outlining the boundary of where the order applies can be downlowded by clicking here.

In 2007 a new order was put into place which covers most of the borough.

A copy of the order can be downloaded by clicking here.
A map outlining the boundary of where the order applies can be downlowded by clicking here.

On 20 October 2017, the law changed and under the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 the existing DPPOs automatically became Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs).

There are two minor differences between the DPPO and PSPO:
(1) In addition to a Police Officer, an authorised Council Officer or other delegated officer can require the alcohol to be surrendered.
(2) There is a time limit of 3 years on the PSPO when it will either expire or be extended.