Residents asked for views on renewing anti-social behaviour measures
Great Yarmouth Borough Council is asking for residents' views on renewing a legal order which helps to tackle anti-social behaviour for another three years.
In 2016, after many problem-solving meetings with police, other agencies, and a public consultation, the Council made a Public Space Protection Order to focus on tackling anti-social behaviour related to alcohol.
The order was renewed in June 2019 and the council must now review the order again to decide on a further three-year extension.
The protection order allows a police officer or an authorised council officer to ask anyone causing anti-social behaviour related to alcohol to stop drinking and, if appropriate, to confiscate any alcohol the person has with them. If the person does not comply, they can be issued with an £80 fixed penalty notice. The police also have the option to arrest the person in the most severe cases of non-compliance.
To help the council decide on renewing the order the council is asking residents to share their thoughts on alcohol related anti-social behaviour. The consultation survey will be live until Sunday, 6 March 2022.
Cllr Paul Wells, chairman of the environment committee, said: "The creation of this order six years ago essentially combined and updated the borough's anti-social behaviour measures under the latest legislation. To ensure those conditions remain relevant, we're required after three years to consult on the current order to help full council decide whether to renew.
"This order helps keep the borough a safe and family-friendly place for residents and visitors to enjoy. We aren't proposing any additional controls as part of this consultation, simply asking whether to continue the existing order with the current rules that have been in place for some years. I would encourage people to express their views by completing the survey."
Visit great-yarmouth.gov.uk/have-your-say for more information and to fill the survey.