CDZs are areas designated by the council in which there has been nuisance, annoyance or disorder associated with the consumption of alcohol. A CDZ is not a ban and does not make drinking alcohol in public an offence.
If the police believe there is alcohol-related antisocial behaviour occurring, they can request people to stop drinking alcohol in the designated public places and surrender their drink. If people refuse they can be fined up to £500.
There are currently five CDZs in the borough and these zones have helped to reduce antisocial behaviour in these areas:
- Hounslow Town Centre
- Feltham Town Centre
- Hounslow West Town Centre
- Lampton Park
- Heston Park