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Review Into Areas Of Anti-Social Behaviour In Scarborough

Review Into Areas Of Anti-Social Behaviour In Scarborough

Published by Karen Liu at 6:01am 10th March 2020. (Updated at 8:22am 10th March 2020)

There is a review on which areas of Scarborough should be safe from anti-social behaviour.

The Borough Council wants to tackle disruption caused by alcohol, urinating, defecating, and psychoactive substances.

The authority is reviewing its anti-social behaviour Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) in Scarborough and has launched a consultation to gather the views of local residents and businesses about whether a new PSPO should be put in place and the areas and types of issues it should cover.

The current PSPO, used by the North Yorkshire Police and the Council, has been in place since July 2017 and covers public spaces within a designated area of Scarborough, primarily within the centre and central part of the town, including the beach areas.

Within the PSPO area there are restrictions on consuming alcohol. Currently, those causing anti-social behaviour whilst drinking in public places can be ordered to surrender their alcohol, and failure to do so can result in a fixed penalty notice and a fine of £100.

As part of the consultation, the council is seeking opinion on whether the area the PSPO covers should be extended to include parts of Whitby.

The public can have their say today (Tuesday 10th March) at a public drop-in session at the Town Hall in Scarborough from 4pm to 6pm.

There will be one next week on Tuesday 17th March at Whitby Library on Windsor Terrace from 4.30pm to 6.30pm.

Council staff will also be attending a number of residents and business meetings and forums to discuss the proposals in more detail.

People who cannot make either event can have their say by filling out a questionnaire at

Paper copies are also available upon request by calling 01723 232323 or visiting the Customer First Centre on St Nicholas Street.

The consultation period ends at 12pm, Wednesday 8th April.

Cllr Liz Colling, Scarborough Borough Council Cabinet Member for Economy, Communities and Commercial said:

“The current PSPO was put in place to try to address a number of concerns raised by residents and businesses about the negative impact anti-social behaviour was having on their lives and the perception of the area by visitors.

As part of our commitment to Building a Better Borough, this review and consultation gives people an opportunity to tell us how effective they think the PSPO has been, whether they would like to see a new one put in place, how similar or different that should be and which areas it should cover.”


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Malcolm Fletcher, on 10th March 2020 1:48pm
Why are these consultations ALWAYS during the working week which rules out anyone that works, why not have them on a weekend when everyone can attend and have their say.

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