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Decision details

Request to consult about the introduction of a Public Space Protection Order within the City Walls

Decision Maker: Decision Session - Executive Member for Housing and Safer Neighbourhoods, Executive Member for Housing & Safer Neighbourhoods

Decision status: Decision Made

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

Purpose of Report: To request permission to consult on the reintroduction of a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) for the City Centre prohibiting the consumption of alcohol when it is linked to anti-social behaviour.

The Executive Member will be asked to agree that the Council will undertake a 4 week consultation process with local residents and interested stakeholders to determine whether to introduce a PSPO for the City Centre.

Decision:

Resolved:

 

(i)           That Option 1 be agreed. To consult with local businesses, residents and interested stakeholders on the introduction of a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) within the City Walls, which would mean that the Council and the Police would have greater powers to deal with anti-social behaviour in these areas.

 

Reason: To ensure that the Council actively addresses the issue of anti-social behaviour in our communities.

 

(ii)         That a further report at the end of the consultation, which makes recommendations as to whether to introduce a PSPO taking into account the responses to the consultation, be received at a future Decision Session – Executive Member for Housing & Safer Neighbourhoods.

 

Reason: The Council will need to have due regard to the results of the public consultation exercise and legal criteria in making a decision.

Report author: Jane Mowat

Publication date: 17/02/2022

Date of decision: 17/02/2022

Decided at meeting: 17/02/2022 - Decision Session - Executive Member for Housing and Safer Neighbourhoods

Effective from: 22/02/2022

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