Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPO) consultation
During 2017, 311 local people took part in the Council’s consultation about two proposed Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs) in areas of the town centre.
The proposed arrangements would require anyone drinking to hand over alcohol opened or unopened. The new rules would also:
- ban positioning or occupying any tent or other temporary structure without the landowner’s permission
- ban any activity or behaviour causing nuisance, alarm, harassment or distress to any other person
- ban loitering around cash machines, shopping centre entrances, shop entrances or car park ticket and payment machines for the purposes of begging
- ban urinating or defecating other than in a facility specifically designed for such use – ie in public toilets
- ban leaving unattended any personal effects or belongings or any other material or paraphernalia.
Accompanying this questionnaire was a copy of the draft PSPOs and some Frequently Asked Questions which will help explain what a PSPO is and how it can help address antisocial behaviour in our Public Spaces. The questionnaire was available to complete online and paper copies were available in a range of locations in Chesterfield.