PSPOs relating to anti-social behaviour and drinking alcohol in a public place renewed
Posted on : 21 Jul 2022
Following a public consultation, Caerphilly County Borough Council has approved the renewal of our existing Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs) areas that restricts the consumption of alcohol and the introduces several new measures to tackle anti-social behaviour at specific locations.
Following public consultation and approval by Caerphilly County Borough Council’s Cabinet, the orders were made on 25 May 2022.
They will come into force on 15 July 2022 and expire on the 15 July 2025. The orders renew and introduce powers that can be used by the council and partners to address anti-social behaviour.
When in the vicinity of a PSPO area:
- No person shall consume alcohol when requested not to do so by an authorised person or constable.
Some areas will also have the following additional restrictions to address anti-social behaviour:
- No person shall behave in a disorderly, indecent, or offensive manner
- No person shall damage or deface any part of this area
- No person shall consume alcohol when requested not to do so by an authorised person
- No person shall litter, graffiti or deliberately set fires within this area
- No person shall wilfully obstruct or impede an authorised person in the execution of their duty
- No person shall be in possession of an off-road vehicle in this area
Any person reasonably suspected, by an authorised person, of breaching the relevant provisions shall give his/her/their name and address when requested to do so by an authorised person.
Any persons found guilty of breaching the order are liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding £1,000.
Breaches of a PSPO will result in a Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN) of £100 to be paid within 14 days of being issued. This is discounted to £75 if paid within 7 days. Failure to pay the FPN will result in prosecution.
PSPOs may be enforced by police officers, police community safety officers and any officers designated by Caerphilly County Borough Council.
Cllr Philippa Leonard, Cabinet Member for Planning & Public Protection commented, “Anti-social behaviour relating to street drinking continues to blight many of our communities and CCBC are taking a tough stance by introducing a number of PSPOs in areas that have been brought to our attention by residents and councillors.
“Ultimately, the safety of residents is our priority, and we aim to ensure that the law-abiding majority can use and enjoy public spaces, free from anti-social behaviour.
You can view a list of a list of all areas in the Caerphilly County Borough covered by a Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO)
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