A consultation will run for 8 weeks from on proposals to introduce Public Space Protection orders.
A PSPO is an official measure that is an enforceable part of the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014. PSPO’s could help Councils to deal with a particular nuisance in a particular area that is having a detrimental effect on the quality of life for those in the local community. It can prohibit certain things or require specific things to be done.
They are designed to ensure the law-abiding majority can use and enjoy public spaces, safe from antisocial behaviour.
A breach of the Order is a criminal offence and a fixed penalty fine of up to £100 could be issued or, on prosecution, a level 3 fine of up to £1000 could be made.
The Council already has some specific powers that are currently enforced in Kirklees. An example of these would be designated public place orders and The Dog Control Orders. As the new Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 will replace the existing orders in the near future it would be a good opportunity to review existing and introduce additional orders to combat anti-social behaviour in Kirklees.
The Consultation will run for 8 weeks from 11/07/2016. There will be a number of ways that you can get involved and express your views, whether you’re a resident, business owner or regular visitor we encourage you to get involved. The easiest way to express your views would be to complete the online questionnaire but drop in events have been planned to speak directly.
- Online questionnaire
- 10am to 12pm, at Batley library on 19th July 2016.
- 1pm to 3pm, at Dewsbury library on 20th July 2016.
- 10am to 12pm, at Huddersfield library on 21 July 2016.
- 2pm to 4pm, at Holmfirth library on 21 July 2016.
You can also give us your comments via post or e-mail.
- Address PSPO, Streetscene Action Team, Flint Street, Fartown, Huddersfield, HD1 6LG
- Email PSPO@kirklees.gov.uk