The Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 introduced a range of new powers designed to address anti-social behaviour including public space protection orders.
Public space protection orders are intended to deal with a particular nuisance or problem in a specific area that is detrimental to the local community’s quality of life. The orders impose conditions on the use of that area which apply to everyone and are designed to ensure the local community can use and enjoy public spaces, safe from anti-social behaviour.
A Public Spaces Protection Order is now in place with effect from 19 March 2018 within a specific area in Colburn and Brough with St Giles.
This Order prohibits the following:
a) Congregating in a group that causes, or is likely to cause harassment, obstruction or concern for safety to another person
b) Threatening and/or abusing people within the restricted area
c) Continuing to consume alcohol when required to stop doing so by an authorised officer
d) Throwing objects which are liable to cause damage, nuisance, or injury to any person, animal or structure
For further information, please see the information below or contact the Community Safety Team.