Clam­p­down to be ex­tended in city

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - NEWS -

The clam­p­down on an­ti­so­cial behaviour is to be ex­tended, ac­cord­ing to the coun­cil leader. Cllr John Holdich said talks to rene­go­ti­ate the 12 month trial with King­dom and ex­pand it to other parts of Peter­bor­ough are un­der­way.

He said: “I’m get­ting ques­tions about spread­ing it out to other parts of the city and we will do it as and when we can. “We cer­tainly in­tend to roll it out fur­ther.”

Cllr Holdich said the 915 fines for unau­tho­rised cy­cling in Bridge Street in par­tic­u­lar were hav­ing an ef­fect. He added: “Nine times out of 10 now I can go out and not see a cy­clist. The pub­lic want it done and that’s why we are do­ing it.” The coun­cil leader said there had only been one ap­peal against a ticket, but it was not up­held. Chief ex­ec­u­tive of the Peter­bor­ough Cham­ber of Com­merce John Bridge said: “There’s been a lot of in­vest­ment in the city cen­tre and we are get­ting lots of ad­di­tional peo­ple com­ing in. “What we do not want is a small mi­nor­ity of peo­ple spoil­ing it. The key thing is we are keep­ing on top of it.” Labour’s coun­cil group leader Cllr Ed Mur­phy said be­cause the author­ity’s Com­mu­nity Safety Plan has been pulled “our coun­cil has no cur­rent gov­er­nance frame­work for its Fixed Penalty No­tices and en­force­ment ac­tiv­i­ties.” The coun­cil said the plan was pulled be­cause a Neigh­bour­hood Polic­ing Re­view be­ing un­der­taken by Cam­bridgeshire Po­lice may im­pact upon the plan, but that its pri­or­i­ties were still be­ing worked to­wards.

The drop­ping of lit­ter in the city cen­tre is be­ing tar­geted

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