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.”