Views sought on Dagenham anti-social behaviour ban order

Heathway

Barking and Dagenham Council is seeking opinions on a public space protection order (PSPO) for Heathway, Dagenham. - 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.

Visit the council website or email csp@lbbd.gov.uk.

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