Last chance to have your say on new orders


Residents have until the end of this month to comment on proposed new orders designed to make public spaces in North Somerset more welcoming.

North Somerset Council is proposing to introduce Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs) across the district aimed at preventing individuals or groups of individuals committing anti-social behaviour in public places.

They will replace existing dog control orders, designated public protection orders that help the police tackle alcohol related anti-social behaviour and, where appropriate, local byelaws.

An eight-week public consultation period ends on Friday 31 March. Around 300 responses have been received so far.

“PSPOs are designed to ensure that law-abiding people can use and enjoy the wonderful public spaces we have in North Somerset, safe from any anti-social behaviour,” said Cllr Peter Bryant, North Somerset Council’s executive member responsible for parks and green spaces.

“They will enable us to deal with a particular nuisance or problem that is detrimental to the local community by imposing certain conditions on the use of an area.”

Residents can view all the proposed orders and have their say online at www.n-somerset.gov.uk/pspo. A paper copy of the consultation document can be requested by ringing 01934 888 802 or emailing pspoconsult@n-somerset.gov.uk.

Any new orders that are agreed are due to come into force by the end of October.