Decision details

Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) - Watton

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

To review the existing Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) in Watton with regard to creating a new PSPO.

Decision:

Cabinet agreed to proceed with the implementation of a new PSPO for the restricted area (outlined in Appendix A of the report) prohibiting the following activities:

 

a)               Consumption of alcohol in a public place

b)               Urination and defection in a public place

 

Reasons for the decision:

The Council has a statutory duty to work in partnership with other agencies to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour.  The Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 introduced new powers to tackle anti-social behaviour, one of which being the power to implement Public Spaces Protection Orders.

 

The consultation exercise has evidenced significant support from all stakeholders for the proposed PSPO to be implemented.

 

Alternative options considered:

Option 1: Do nothing.

 

Option 2. Proceed with the implementation of the new PSPO for the restricted area (Appendix A) prohibiting the following activities:

 

a)  Consumption of alcohol in a public place

b)  Urination and defection in a public place

 

Publication date: 30/11/2020

Date of decision: 30/11/2020

Decided at meeting: 30/11/2020 - Cabinet

Effective from: 08/12/2020

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