Lady Bay - West Bridgford



Public Spaces consultation

Messsage from Rushcliffe Borough Council

The Council is considering introducing a Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) in the Trent Bridge Ward and other areas of West Bridgford to address the anti-social behaviour caused by street drinking and rough sleeping which negatively impacts upon individuals and businesses. 

It is proposed that the PSPO replaces the existing Designated Public Place Order (DPPO) regarding street drinking and is extended to include all playground areas and large open spaces owned by the Council in the whole of West Bridgford, Edwalton and Gamston. The Order will also cover the area alongside the River Trent leading to Holme Pierrepont and part of the towpath alongside the Grantham Canal.

PSPO’s were created by the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 and are intended to deal with any nuisance or problem in a defined area that is detrimental to the local community's quality of life. A PSPO can impose restrictions on the use of an area which applies to everyone. The aim is to stop individuals or groups committing anti-social behaviour in public spaces by discouraging street drinking and rough sleeping in the restricted areas.

Failure to comply with a PSPO enables authorised enforcement officers to issue fixed penalty notices of up to £100 or the person could find themselves prosecuted. A breach is a criminal offence and there is a maximum penalty of a £1,000.

We would like to hear the views of everyone who may be affected by the proposed PSPO if introduced. These views will be considered before any decision is made on whether to declare the proposed PSPO, which will be decided by full Council in September 2016. This Consultation is open until 12 August 2016.

If you have any feedback to give on the proposals, please complete the consultation response form



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