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Views sought on anti-social behaviour controls

Posted by on 7 May 2019 | Comments

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East Suffolk Council is asking local people for their views on anti-social behaviour controls.

Over the last year, Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs) have replaced the designated Public Place Orders (DPPOs) in the district due to the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014.

During this process, East Suffolk Council has been in discussion with Suffolk Police to review the PSPOs and is now questioning whether they are still needed.

Nicole Rickard, Head of Communities, said:

“There are currently ten PSPOs in place in East Suffolk. After recently reviewing these, we have found no evidence to suggest that they are actually needed because there are other, better ways to deal with the issues that they are trying to tackle. Therefore, before the Council makes any decisions on the issue, a public consultation has been launched to ask the public for their view."

The consultation is running from 7 May until 17 June 2019 and the Council wants to hear the views of local residents and businesses.

Have your say by completing the short survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/TVCLQGF

Click here for more information on PSPOs.

All consultation responses will be given due consideration by the Council before any decisions are made.

The final decision will rest with East Suffolk Council and will be scheduled for consideration at a Cabinet meeting after the closure of the consultation period.