Posted: Wed 12th Oct 2016

Public Space Protection Order At Glanrafon, Llanrwst

This article is old - Published: Wednesday, Oct 12th, 2016

Measures have been introduced to prevent alcohol-fuelled and rowdy behaviour at Glanrafon in Llanrwst. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Following an extended consultation process, Conwy County Borough Council has introduced a Public Space Protection Order at Glanrafon. It’s now prohibited to cause excessive or unreasonable noise in the area; to be in possession of open containers of alcohol; to behave in a way that causes, or is likely to cause, harassment, alarm or distress ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Signs have been erected in the area and, from 10 October 2016, anyone found breaching the Order will face a fixed penalty of £100. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Over the past eighteen months, residents in this area of Llanrwst have experienced problems due to people drinking alcohol, fighting, causing excessive noise and general disorderly behaviour in the public areas. This behaviour has had a detrimental effect on the quality of life of people who live in Glanrafon and on those visiting the area. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

During this time, Cartrefi Conwy have applied a number of legal controls under the Anti-social Behaviour Crime & Disorder Act 2014, including Civil Injunctions, and Evictions to tackle the problems. Cartrefi Conwy have worked with North Wales Police to obtain evidence; increase a presence on the estate; using a flat as base for reassurance for residents and CCTV has also been in operation. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Conwy County Borough Council, North Wales Police and Cartrefi Conwy expect that introducing this new Order with the fixed penalty of £100 will send out a clear message and deter such behaviour. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Cllr Philip Evans, Conwy’s Cabinet Member for Regulation said, “It’s hoped that this Order will provide an effective deterrent, and also enable offenders to be dealt with swiftly both by Police Officers and Council Enforcement Officers” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

District Inspector, Gareth Jones, North Wales Police said, “North Wales Police, Conwy County Borough Council and Cartrefi Conwy have been working together for some time and continue to meet regularly to tackle the issues in Glanrafon, “We believe using the Public Space Protection Order will make a difference and help us tackle the problems that cause fear, anxiety and nuisance to local residents. The behaviour will not be tolerated and those who choose to break the law will be fined.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Jan Jones, Anti-Social Behaviour Manager for Cartrefi Conwy, said, “The anti-social behaviour associated with Glanrafon has been a matter of concern for some time. The residents of Glanrafon welcome this initiative as a positive step forward.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

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