Doncaster Council and South Yorkshire Police have today started to implement a Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) in Doncaster town centre. The aim of the PSPO is to provide help and support to vulnerable members of the community, to address aggressive begging and deter anti-social behaviour.
The introduction of a borough-wide Public Space Protection Order under the new powers will replace outdated legislation relating to dog fouling and dog control.
The Public Space Protection Order for Dogs and Dog Control is in force across the whole borough of Doncaster and applies to all land that the public has reasonable access to.
The Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 gives local authorities powers to tackle anti-social behaviour by allowing them to create Public Space Protection Orders (PSPO). Each order is created with the needs of the specific area it's to be implemented within. This Public Space Protection Order was introduced for Hexthorpe in an attempt to address a number of anti-social behaviour problems that had been identified and where causing concerns within the community.