‘Extra measures’ being planned to deal with antisocial behaviour in Barking town centre

A general view of Barking high street (photo: Arnaud Stephenson)

A general view of Barking high street (photo: Arnaud Stephenson) - Credit: photo: Arnaud Stephenson

After a string of complaints, the police and Barking and Dagenham Council are preparing to take “extra measures” to deal with antisocial behaviour in Barking town centre.

This could be in the form of a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) - and the public are being consulted on how they would like the problem to be addressed..

PSPOs combat antisocial behaviour in a specified area which is harming people’s quality of life.

Councillor Laila Butt, cabinet member for enforcement and community safety, said: “Whether it is spitting, drinking in open spaces or making life unbearable for other users of the town centre - tell us what you want the PSPO to cover.

“It is important we take strong action to ensure our residents feel secure when they are walking through the town centre.”


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PSPOs can be enforced by police or council officers.

To share your views, go to http://consult.lbbd.gov.uk/public/cpl/cs/pspo_barking_town_centre.

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