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Whitby Anti-Social Behaviour Meeting Cancelled

Whitby Anti-Social Behaviour Meeting Cancelled

Published by Karen Liu at 6:01am 17th March 2020. (Updated at 3:04pm 17th March 2020)

The public's being asked if any areas of Whitby should be protected 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) and it is looking to gather the views of Whitby residents and businesses about whether a new PSPO should be put in place and the areas and types of issues it should cover.

There is currently PSPO's in place across Scarborough, used by the North Yorkshire Police and the Council, and it has been in place since July 2017 and covers public spaces within a designated area of the town, 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.

A public drop-in session at Whitby Library on Windsor Terrace, from 4.30pm to 6.30pm, has now been cancelled.

People who cannot make either event can have their say by filling out a questionnaire at https://www.scarborough.gov.uk/consultations-have-your-say/public-space-protection-order-review

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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