Issue - meetings
Public Space Protection Order for Hastings
Meeting: 06/03/2017 - Cabinet (Item 80)
- 01 - Leaflet for Public Space Protection Order for Hastings, item 80 PDF 251 KB
- Appd 2 - Order for Public Space Protection Order for Hastings, item 80 PDF 5 MB
- Appd 3 - ASB Public Space Protection Order for Hastings, item 80 PDF 85 KB
- New Maps - Appdx 3 - for Public Space Protection Order for Hastings, item 80 PDF 7 MB
The Assistant Director, Environment and Place, presented a report to seek approval to carry out a formal public consultation on draft Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs) relating to dog control measures and anti-social behaviour such as that associated with drug and alcohol abuse in public spaces.
Statutory guidance arising from the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014, requires the council move from The Dogs on Leads (Borough of Hastings) Order 2008 by a direction to the new Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs). The two borough wide Public Spaces Protection Orders will specify certain restrictions be applied to specified areas of the borough relating to dog control issues and Anti-social behaviour. The new PSPOs will also provide Wardens with greater powers and flexibility to vary the orders depending on the nature of the offence.
The public consultation process will take 4 weeks, starting in March 2017 and ending in April 2017. Once completed, a report will be presented to Cabinet seeking approval for the Chief Legal Officer to formally make the Orders in May 2017. The Council is required to draft the new Orders by 2020.
The Assistant Director, Environment and Place stated that the site maps would be updated to clarify what is proposed for the consultation process.
Councillor Davies proposed approval of the recommendations to the report which was seconded by Councillor Cartwright.
RESOLVED (unanimously) that:
Authorise the Assistant Director Environment and Place in consultation with the Director of Operational Services, the Chief Legal Officer, and the Lead Member for Environment and Place to go out to public consultation on the 2 draft PSPOs for a period of four weeks, review feedback from the consultation and amend the draft PSPOs as appropriate before reporting the finalised PSPOs to Cabinet, seeking approval for the Chief Legal Officer to make the Orders in accordance with regulations published by the Secretary of State.
The reason for this decision was:
PSPOs replace existing controls such as those relating to dog fouling, under the provisions of the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014. The existing provisions are superseded in October 2017. They also enable local authorities and their partners such as the Police to address serious anti-social behaviour in public places. The work set out in this report will contribute to the Council's vision for a safer cleaner town.