Proposed Public Spaces Protection Orders

Proposed Public Spaces Protection Orders

This consultation is open from 13 November 2017 to Friday, 12 January (nine weeks).

Consultation on six types of anti-social behaviour that could be tackled by a public space protection orders for certain areas of Rother

Rother are working with Sussex Police to control anti-social behaviour, with the police taking the lead in serious cases and are consulting on whether to create a new public space protection order to control six identified anti-social behaviours in our district.  These controls are in addition to the public space protection order we already have for dog control.  (A previous consultation Bexhill and Dogs)

A public space protection order can make enforcement faster and easier because it means the police or an authorised council officer can issue a fine, immediately, at the time they see the anti-social behaviour.  This is faster than taking people to court.  We can still take people to court, if necessary.

Before going ahead with an order, we need any evidence from you that you are or are not affected by these six forms of anti-social behaviour, either where you live or work in Rother.  In addition, we ask if an order is going to make a difference with the problem.

We are focusing on six particular behaviours.  But, there is an opportunity for you to raise other nuisance behaviour that you feel could be helped by having a public space protection order.  This will give us a start on further research and consultation when we review any order that is created.

Please take part in this research using this online form:  https://surveymechanics.com/s/PSPO2017

Alternatively, you can email consultations@rother.gov.uk or write to Public Space Protection Order Consultation, Rother District Council, Town Hall, Bexhill-on-Sea, TN39 3JX.  We will send you a copy of the list of six orders and our questions.

If you have any questions about public space protection orders, this consultation or how to consult with the Council on this subject please email consultations@rother.gov.uk .  We will put the answers to frequently asked questions on this website for everyone to read.