THE number of drunks blighting the borough's streets and parks has halved since a blanket alcohol ban was introduced, according to Hammersmith and Fulham Council.
Police figures show there were 574 calls relating to drunks in 2008/09, compared to 1,109 the previous year.
Street drinking was banned across the borough in November 2006 and a number of other councils are following suit, including Kensington and Chelsea, which brought in similar measures last month.
Anyone caught with alcohol in the street in Hammersmith and Fulham can be ordered to pour it away or hand it over, or face a £500 fine and a night in jail. Police and the council's park constables have been targeting groups of people who congregate to drink on benches and in parks.
Crime and street scene leader Greg Smith said: "Street drinkers have had a sobering wake-up call thanks to the borough-wide controlled drinking area.
"It appears that other councils are now following our lead and west London is sending a clear message to street drinkers - get off the booze and get off our streets."
Five of the borough's shops have also been ordered to stop selling beer, lager and cider with an alcohol content of more than 5.5 per cent.