Public Space Protection Order consultation

Consultation on Public Space Protection Orders in Yeovil

We are seeking your views on proposals to control the anti-social behaviour of street drinking of alcohol and also street begging.

In order to control the street drinking of alcohol and street begging, we would be looking to make two separate Public Space Protection Orders (PSPO). Each nuisance needs its own PSPO.

A PSPO can last no longer than three years but can be renewed if necessary. Failure to comply with the order can result in a fine or a fixed penalty notice.

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The Council wants to make a Public Space Protection Order to make it an offence to fail to stop consuming intoxicating liquor when required to do so by a Police Officer, Police Community Support Officer or an authorised officer from the Council. It would also be an offence to fail to surrender anything in their possession which a Police Officer, Police Community Support Officer or authorised officer from the Council reasonably believes to be intoxicating liquor or a container for intoxicating liquor when required to do so.

In a separate Order, the Council also wants to make it an offence to approach another person either verbally or through action in order to beg from the other person.

The PSPOs will apply to certain areas of the town centre in Yeovil, as detailed in the below maps.

This map shows the proposed area to be covered by the PSPO regarding street begging.

This map shows the proposed area covered by the PSPO regarding street drinking

How you can have your say

As part of the designation process, we are required to undertake consultation with appropriate interested parties and stakeholders.

We want your views on how you feel affected by street drinking and street begging. We also want to understand how applying the PSPOs might affect you visiting the town centre and whether you think it is a good or bad idea for the area.

Between Monday 27 May and Sunday 7 July, you can have your say by completing our online survey.

History of the street drinking of alcohol and street begging in Yeovil

 The above map shows reported incidents of street begging in 2017 in Yeovil town centre

The above map shows reported incidents of street begging in 2018 in Yeovil town centre

The above map shows reported incidents of street drinking in 2017 in Yeovil town centre

The above map shows reported incidents of street drinking in 2018 in Yeovil town centre

Thank you. You response is appreciated.

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