Public spaces order gives more powers to target anti-social behaviour in Shirebrook and Langwith
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A new order, brought in by Bolsover District Council, has come into force this week to give police more powers to target anti-social behaviour.
The Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) was introduced on Wednesday 18 December and covers all the public spaces in Shirebrook, Langwith and Langwith Junction.
It has been brought in following reports in the area over a prolonged period about nuisance behaviour, street drinking and large groups congregating and causing intimidation, noise and anti-social behaviour.
It bans people from drinking alcohol, littering and urinating in public and anti-social driving, among other conditions, and lasts for three years.
The order gives police and the council greater powers to deal with those who breach the order and all the conditions displayed on signs around the area.
Police officers and council officers can give on the spot fines of up to £100 to anyone found to be breaching the conditions, or even a conviction and fine of up to £1,000 in court.
Sergeant Mark Church, who is in charge of the Safer Neighbourhood policing teams which cover the area, said: “Local residents have told us that they are concerned about anti-social and nuisance behaviour. This order will not only give us additional powers to target the issue, but also send a clear message that the police and local councils are working hard to make sure anti-social behaviour won’t be tolerated.”
A public consultation was carried out by Bolsover District Council in November this year before the PSPO was brought in, and more details can be found on the Bolsover District Council website: www.bolsover.gov.uk.
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