Views sought on Dagenham anti-social behaviour ban order
- Credit: Ken Mears
Views are being sought on the proposed renewal of an order aimed at curbing anti-social behaviour in Dagenham.
Barking and Dagenham Council is seeking opinions on a public space protection order (PSPO) for Dagenham Heathway.
PSPOs grant councils powers to deal with anti-social behaviour in a particular area. Failing to comply with an order is an offence.
A PSPO can be made for a maximum of three years after which it may be extended if certain criteria are met.
Cllr Margaret Mullane, cabinet member for enforcement and community safety, said: "We know we have an issue with anti-social behaviour in some parts of the borough and initiatives like the PSPO scheme help us to combat this."
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Heathway's order would see peeing in public, drinking alcohol, spitting, begging and groups causing a nuisance banned.
Under the order, there were 389 breaches and 19 alcohol seizures from 2018 until December 2020.
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