The pre-consultation period for the public spaces protection order has now closed - Thank you to all those that commented.
With the feedback we have received and a decision to be taken by Middlesbrough Council, further information about the next steps will be announced shortly.
The background information relating to this public spaces protection order pre-consultation is available below:
Middlesbrough Mayor Andy Preston is proposing a Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) for the central TS1 area, with more to follow if the move is successful.
The orders give greater powers to tackle a range of issues in a specific area such as begging, cycling on pavements and other forms of disorder.
The measures will build on the recent boost to the number of Street Wardens equipped with body-worn cameras, and an increase in the number of fixed penalty notices (FPNs) issued for a range of offences.
Mayor Preston said: “Residents and businesses are sick to death of a rising tide of crime and anti-social behaviour. We need to take rapid and positive action now to make streets safer and reassure decent people. These orders can make a real difference, but we need to hear from local people about the issues that affect them if they are to be fully effective.
“This is all about making Middlesbrough a safer and better place to be for everyone, from residents and visitors to businesses and workers. If successful, we will certainly look at rolling this out to other areas of town where problems exist.”
Public Spaces Protection Order - we want your views!Posted by Middlesbrough Council on Friday, 14 June 2019
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