Melton Borough Council

Melton Borough Council launches Public Spaces Protection Orders consultation

Published Tuesday, 25th June 2019

Melton Borough Council is looking to introduce Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPO) early next year across the borough.

We are determined to tackle anti-social behaviour and environmental crime within our Borough and it is hoped that these new powers will help the Police and the Local Authority tackle these issues more robustly.

However, before the Council decides whether to approve the Order the Council would like to consult with members of the public to ensure everyone has the opportunity to have their say.

There are 6 Orders in total as follows:

  1. Dog Fouling in specified areas
  2. Failing to produce device or other means or removing dog faeces on demand
  3. Dogs on Lead by Direction
  4. Dog Exclusion from enclosed children’s play areas
  5. Direction to Move On and Disperse (where necessary)
  6. Prohibition of Alcohol Consumption

The Council are running the consultation period over the months of July and August.

Cllr John Illingworth, portfolio holder for Environment and Regulatory Services said: “This is the first step in the Council’s process to bring in new powers to help tackle Anti-Social Behaviour within our Borough. It’s a positive move to ensure we achieve our desire of a clean and attractive environment for the community of Melton Borough and to the wider public who choose to visit us. I strongly hope that members of the public engage with the consultation and feel they have had the opportunity to give their opinion.”

 All the orders can be found on Melton Borough Council’s website along with the survey link at www.melton.gov.uk/PSPOconsultation . There will also be hard copies available in the Council Office reception area, Melton Police Station and Melton Library. The Council will also conduct community engagement events over this time period so as many people can have the opportunity to engage.

 

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For more information please contact:

Hazel Paterson - Communications officer

Melton Borough Council

hpaterson@melton.gov.uk

01664 504294