New order banning alcohol confirmed at popular Milton Keynes beauty spot post-lockdown

Following this date no alcohol can be drank or brought onto the premises.

Tuesday, 23rd March 2021, 3:47 pm
Updated Tuesday, 23rd March 2021, 3:48 pm

From March 31, it will become an offence to consume alcohol at Willen Lake in non-licenced areas or premises.

Those caught drinking in these areas could face a Fixed Penalty Notice or prosecution resulting in a maximum fine of £500.

The Parks Trust will be enforcing a Public Spaces Protection Order in partnership with Milton Keynes Council.

It will become an offence drink alcohol in Willen Lake, outside of licenced premises
It will become an offence drink alcohol in Willen Lake, outside of licenced premises

A Parks Trust official noted that 50% of waste was alcohol related at the weekend and also led to "huge increases in anti-social behaviour."

Fines will be reinvested by Milton Keynes Council in Community Safety Projects.