New clam­p­down on anti-so­cial ac­tiv­i­ties to begin on Mon­day

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - NEWS -

A new Pub­lic Spa­ces Pro­tec­tion Or­der (PSPO) has been in­tro­duced in Peter­bor­ough in a bid to clam­p­down on anti-so­cial be­hav­iour.

From Mon­day, Safer­Peter­bor­ough Preven­tion and En­force­ment Ser­vice (PES) of­fi­cers, and pri­vate en­force­ment com­pany King­dom, will be en­forc­ing the or­der which cov­ers Mill­field, New Eng­land, parts of East­field, Lower Bridge Street and the Em­bank­ment.

The PSPO means that any­one caught lit­ter­ing, spit­ting, uri­nat­ing or defe­cat­ing in pub­lic will re­ceive an £80 fixed penalty no­tice.

Other of­fences in­clude fail­ing to throw away or hand over alcohol be­ing con­sumed in a pub­lic place, or fail­ing to leave an area if thought to be caus­ing ha­rass­ment or dis­tress, if asked by an au­tho­rised of­fi­cer.

The first PSPO cov­er­ing the city cen­tre in­cluded tack­ling unau­tho­rised cy­cling.

Cllr Irene Walsh, Peter­bor­oughCi­tyCoun­cil­cab­i­net mem­ber for com­mu­ni­ties, said: “This is about mak­ing the city a cleaner, safer and more en­joy­able place for res­i­dents and those vis­it­ing or work­ing in the city.”

Signs will shortly be erected in the ar­eas cov­ered by the new PSPO.

Cllr Irene Walsh

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