The Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 brought in a range of new orders designed to address anti-social behaviour, which replace the current orders available.
A new Public Spaces Protection Order is proposed for a certain area within Salisbury to deal with the following anti-social behaviour issues that have been brought to the Council’s attention.
Alcohol consumption in public places, anti-social loitering in public toilets and leaving a food source for vermin.
The proposed order will cover the following:
1. This Order may be cited as the Wiltshire Council (Public Spaces Protection Order) (No.2) Order 2017. The Council considers that (a) activities carried on in a public place within the authority’s area have had a detrimental effect on the quality of life of those in the locality, or (b) it is likely that activities will be carried on in a public place within that area and that they will have such an effect; (c) the effect, or likely effect, of the activities is, or is likely to be, of a persistent or continuing nature and is, or is likely to be, such as to make the activities unreasonable..
2. In this Order “authorised person” means a Police Officer or other person who has been authorised by Wiltshire Police or the Council. When requested to do so by an authorised person, no person shall:
a. Drink alcohol or anything which an authorised person reasonably believes to be alcohol within the designated PSPO area.
An authorised person may require any person to surrender anything in that person’s possession which is, or which the authorised person reasonably believes to be alcohol, or a container for alcohol.
This shall not apply to (i) a public place or event for which the Council and/or Salisbury City Council has issued a licence permitting the sale and/or consumption of alcohol or (ii) an unlicensed event where prior written permission to bring and consume alcohol has been given to the organisers of the event by Wiltshire Police.
b. Remain in a public toilet when asked to leave by an authorised person in order to prevent nuisance or disorder
c. Deliberately leave a food source for vermin. For the purposes of this Order “vermin” shall include pigeons and rats.
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