Consultation – Proposed Public Spaces Protection Orders in Belper

Amber Valley Borough Council is proposing to introduce a number of Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPO) in Belper. The Council is seeking the views of residents on the proposed PSPOs.

PSPOs are a provision created by the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2015. They are designed to deal with particular nuisance issues within a defined area that are detrimental to the local community’s quality of life. This is done by imposing conditions on the use of a defined area which applies to everyone. A failure to comply with a PSPO could lead to enforcement action being taken by either the Council or partner agencies.

There are three types of anti-social behaviour that the Council wish to control. They propose to tackle anti-social behaviours in cemeteries, at fly tipping hotspots and in town centres and parks. The orders relevant to Belper and the terms of each order are as follows:

Belper Cemetery

The PSPO in cemeteries would require all dogs to be kept on leads whilst within the cemetery grounds. They are designed to ensure dog owners respect the location and those visiting the cemetery.

Town Centre, Belper

Manor Recreation Ground, Belper

These PSPOs will be put in place to prevent the consumption of alcohol within the designated, restricted zone. The Council proposes to create/renew alcohol restriction zone in Belper Town Centre and in the Manor Road Recreation Ground.

The Council is asking Belper residents to make any comments on the proposals, either in general or on specific types of PSPO or the proposed location. You can make your comments by going to the Amber Valley Borough Council site: Consultation: Public Spaces Protection Order.

A period of consultation on the proposed PSPOs opens on Friday 14th July 2017 and is open for comments until 12 midnight on Friday 7th September 2017.  The Council is also inviting comments from The Police and Crime Commissioner, Landowners and representatives from Derbyshire Police.

Any comments or representations received after 12:00 midnight on 7th September 2017 will not be taken into account. A decision will be made by the Council after the consultation has closed.

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