Crackdown on anti-social drinking

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Crackdown on anti-social drinking

Residents have until the end of this week to have their say on the Borough Council s plan to place a Public Space Protection Order in Corby.

Corby Borough Council aims to tackle anti social drinking in public places by applying a PSPO in certain areas of the borough, but first wants to hear what residents have to say.

Following numerous complaints regarding alcohol related disorder and nuisance, Corby Borough Council is proposing PSPOs are introduced in accordance with section 59 of the Anti-social Behaviour Crime & Policing Act 2014. The proposed area will include the Town Centre, the Boating Lake and Coronation Park, a map of the proposed area is available to view on the Council s website www.corby.gov.uk/home/council/consultations/consultation-regarding-public-spaces-protection-order

The PSPO is intended to deal with issues such as anti-social drinking in particular areas so that residents can use and enjoy public spaces, safe from anti-social behaviour. The PSPO will prohibit:

Persons to be in possession of open containers with alcohol in, within the area covered by the PSPO
Persons not to drink, consume or take intoxicating substances within the area covered by the PSPO
Persons not to act in a manner that causes alarm, harassment or distress as a result of consuming alcohol or taking intoxicating substances
Persons not to beg within the area covered by the PSPO

These restrictions would be able to be enforced by a Police officer, PCSO and Council officers.
Residents have until Friday 6th November to put their views forward on the proposals and can do so by emailing Antonia.malpas@corby.gov.uk. For further information about the PSPO please call 01536 464647.

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