AN alcohol order designed to stop people drinking in areas of Barnoldswick and Earby is under review.

Pendle Council’s current Alcohol Control Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) expires in October and councillors can agree to extend it for up to three years after reviewing and consulting on it.

It will look at whether alcohol control has changed since the last review in 2020 and whether some of the boundaries should be extended into other parts of the borough.

The order currently covers Barnoldswick town centre, and the town's Letcliffe and Victory parks, and also the centre of Earby and Sough Park.

The council has already agreed to consult on excluding the Bands on the Square (BOTS) event in Barnoldswick in the order.

Councillor Asjad Mahmood, leader of Pendle Council, said: “As part of our review we’ll be looking at whether there is evidence to support if the protection order is still needed.

“We want to hear from people about whether carrying alcohol in the street is still an issue.

“Is alcohol-related nuisance and disorder still an issue? Are young people with alcohol in public places a problem?”

Tim Horsley, the council's community protection coordinator, added: “We want to understand if the order works as a deterrent role and whether local people would still like the police to be able to use it to deal with street drinking."

Comments need to be made by July 17 by email to: More about the current order at: