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An Order to tackle anti-social behaviour in Kidderminster Town Centre is being introduced.

Wyre Forest District Council approved the plans for a Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) at last week’s Cabinet meeting (Tuesday 17 March).

PSPOs are intended to deal with a particular problem in a certain area which is affecting the quality of life of those living in the locality. They are designed to ensure that the law-abiding majority can use and enjoy public spaces, safe from anti-social behaviour.

The aim of this PSPO is to tackle anti-social behaviour associated with street drinking.

The outer boundary of the Order has been extended to cover the ring road and subways. This was a suggestion which was highlighted in public consultation in December 2014.  The Order will also be reviewed six months after its implemented.

Kathryn Washington, Wyre Forest District Council’s Community Safety & Partnerships Officer said:

“The Council has been working closely with the Police and Safer Wyre Forest (the North Worcestershire Community Safety Partnership) to address the anti-social behaviour issues that arise from drinking on the streets in the town centre. The PSPO will not affect residents or visitors going about their lawful, daily business.”


Wyre Forest District Council