Deadline 28th November 2018
Public Spaces Protection Order Consultation
Residents and businesses are encouraged to take part in a consultation on measures to tackle anti-social behaviour.
In October 2014 the Anti-social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014 was introduced. As part of this legislation comes the introduction of the Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO). This enables Local Authorities to impose prohibitions or requirements to specified areas to enable law abiding citizens to enjoy public areas without being affected by anti-social behaviour.
The aim of the proposed PSPO is to address a number of specific concerns related to vehicle nuisance and anti – social behaviour and will hopefully deter the behaviour and enable Officers from Humberside Police and all Authorised persons to deal more robustly with offenders at the time of occurrence.
The consultation period will be open for 28 days from the 1st November 2018 and gives people the chance to have their say. The council plans to introduce the PSPO to cover Cleethorpes seafront and town centre, Grimsby town centre and the following parks of Peoples Park, Haverstoe Park, Sussex Recreation Ground and Cleethorpes Country Park. A Borough wide PSPO is also being proposed to curb dog fouling and control dogs under certain circumstances.
If a PSPO is introduced, it would mean that the following acts would be prohibited;
- Returning to the Town Centre (or other designated area parks) within 24 hours after being requested to leave by an authorised officer due to them behaving in a manner causing or likely to cause harassment, alarm, distress, nuisance or annoyance;
- Behaving in a manner that is violent, or threatening, or intimidating, or distressing or annoying;
- Whilst under the influence of alcohol or any other substance being a threat or a risk to their own personal safety, or the safety of others;
- Using foul or abusive language (directed at or towards a third person);
- Playing loud music (likely to cause public annoyance);
- Creating excessive noise;
- Climbing onto any structure or building other than for a lawful purpose;
- Behaving in a manner likely to cause damage or significant risk of damage to property;
Grimsby Town Centre Only
- Ride a pedal cycle in such a manner to cause annoyance to the foot passengers on Victoria Street from its junction with George Street up to the underpass of Fredrick ward way and taking in The Bull Ring Lane Footpath from Victoria Street to Bethlehem Street;
- Driving or using a vehicle inconsiderately (which is deemed to be anti-social) ;
- Sounding a vehicle horn (as to cause public annoyance);
- Depositing litter from or in the vicinity of a motor vehicle.
North East Lincolnshire Council value your comments on the proposal and invites you to contribute to the consultation process. If you wish to make comment to the proposed Order you should please do so in writing, stating the reasons by email to email@example.com
When considering your response I would be grateful if you could provide, where possible, any evidence you have to support your representations so that we can take this into consideration before making a final decision.
You can also visit the councils consultation page on the website at https://www.nelincs.gov.uk/consultation-and-surveys/have-your-say/ where there are details of the proposed PSPO.
Details of the decision will be published in the local media and further information will be available on the Council’s website.
If you require any further clarification or information you can call telephone 01472 324981.