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Introduction of a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) within the Groves

Meeting: 16/11/2015 - Decision Session - Executive Member for Finance and Performance (Item 19)

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The purpose of this report is to determine whether to introduce a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) within the Groves area, to combat the levels of anti social behaviour that is occurring.  A petition was brought to the council from local residents highlighting this issue, and it was previously agreed in April to consult with residents more widely about the possibility of introducing a PSPO.

 

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved: That option 1 be approved:

 

To introduce a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) within the Groves, and setting the amount that is charged at £100, which would be reduced to £75 if paid within the first 14 days.

 

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

 

           

Minutes:

The Executive Member considered a report that determined whether to introduce a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) within the Groves area, to combat the levels of anti social behaviour that was occurring. 

 

The Executive Member noted that a petition had been brought to the council from local residents highlighting the issues in the Groves area and that in April 2015 it was agreed that officers would consult with residents more widely about the possibility of introducing a PSPO.

 

Officers confirmed they had gathered evidence and had invited local residents to complete a short survey. A total of 91 responses were received with 90% confirming they had seen people drinking in public in the last 12 months and 85% supported the introduction of a PSPO.

 

In answer to the Executive Members questions officers confirmed that the proposed charge set in terms of any Fixed Penalty Notice’s issued was a maximum limit of £100 with a reduced amount of £75 if paid within 14 days.

 

The Executive Member noted residents concerns and the information received from officers and agreed that option 1 would help address the anti social behaviour in the Groves area

 

Resolved: That option 1 be approved:

 

To introduce a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) within the Groves, and setting the amount that is charged at £100, which would be reduced to £75 if paid within the first 14 days.

 

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

 

           


 

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