To gather the public's views on extending the Public Space Protection Orders (PSPO) around consumption of alcohol in public places and the behaviour of dogs and their owners. Click on 'see more' to take part.
In May 2020, we are consulting on a proposed Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) in relation to consuming alcohol in public places and requirements relating to persons with dogs. The Council has the power to introduce a PSPO by virtue of the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 (the ‘Act’). The proposed area covered by this PSPO would be the full Newcastle local authority area, as shown in the picture below.
Newcastle City Council faces complex challenges around anti-social behaviour and a number of issues have been raised by the public and businesses that need to be addressed. The council wants to ensure that the city remains a great place to live, work and visit. To help us achieve this, we want to put measures in place to deter anti-social behaviour whilst continuing to ensure that appropriate support is in place to protect some of the most vulnerable people in our city.
What PSPOs are
Public Space Protection Orders (‘PSPOs’) were created by the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014, Chapter 2, Part 4 which came into force on 20 October 2014. They can be used to regulate activities in identified public places that can have a detrimental effect on the quality of life of those in the locality. They are designed to ensure that the law-abiding majority can use and enjoy public spaces, safe from anti-social behaviour. Further information can be found in the Background Information document attached to this consultation:
Please give us your views by taking part in the survey.
If you need this information in another format or language, please contact: Deborah Peel on 0191 211 6407 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also complete a paper questionnaire: copies are available upon request and can
be sent to: Safe Newcastle Unit, Newcastle City Council, Civic Centre, Barras Brdige, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8QH
or you can write to us at the address above (please mark it ‘Public Space Protection
Order consultation’. This consultation will close on Friday 5th June 2020
The Council’s Cabinet will make the final decision about the Public Space
Protection Order. Details of the Cabinet meeting and subsequent decisions will be
published on the Council's website. Newcastle City Council