Council clamp down on spitting, drinking, urinating and intimidation in Dagenham streets
PUBLISHED: 09:40 12 March 2018 | UPDATED: 11:58 12 March 2018
An order clamping down on spitting, drinking, urinating and intimidation in the street came into force this morning after residents and businesses complained about anti-social behaviour.
Broad Street, Dagenham, and the surrounding area will be controlled by a new Public Space Protection Order (PSPO).
The maximum fine for breaching the PSPO is £1,000 after conviction and the offender could be issued a criminal behaviour order.
A public consultation found 98 per cent of respondents supported the PSPO’s implementation.
Cllr Laila Butt, cabinet member for enforcement and community safety, said: “This is a victory for residents.
“We want to make it clear to the small minority who make people’s lives a misery that we will not stand for it.”
The PSPO will remain in effect for three years.
The council is currently consulting on proposals for a PSPO to also be introduced to Dagenham Heathway. To take part, visit https://www.lbbd.gov.uk/consultations.