Public Space Protection Orders (PSPO) for Alcohol Control and Dog Controls
From: 30/09/2022 To: 14/10/2022.
The current three-year Public Space Protection Orders (PSPO) for Alcohol Control and Dog Controls will shortly be ending, we are therefore looking to extend these orders for a further three years.
Controlled drinking zones help prevent anti-social behaviour in public places, in Market Harborough and Lutterworth town centres. The PSPO enables the police to deal with anti-social drinking in designated town centre areas. Under the Order, police are able to remove alcohol from those that are committing or may commit anti-social behaviour. It is not illegal to carry alcohol or to drink alcohol in a public space so long as drinking is done responsibly.
The current Dog Control PSPO covers the whole District. It created three offences which covers:
- Failing to remove dog faeces
- Failing to put a dog on a lead after a request by an authorised officer
- Failing to have an appropriate means to pick up dog faeces
- These can be enforced by authorised officers at Harborough District Council.
As per the current legislation we are running a consultation with our residents to enable a decision to be made on this proposed extension.
Please access the consultation here: www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/PSPO22
The survey will close on 14 October 2022.