Posted: Wed 13th Apr 2016

Have Your Say On An Initiative To Tackle Anti-Social Behaviour

This article is old - Published: Wednesday, Apr 13th, 2016

Denbighshire County Council is asking the public for their views about a brand new initiative being proposed to tackle anti-social behaviour in parts of Rhyl. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Currently, the main responsibility for dealing with anti-social behaviour lies with the police, but a proposed Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) would allow the Council and other designated officials to issue people with fixed penalty notices if they are engaging in drinking-related anti-social behaviour. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

If people ignore the fixed penalty notice or refuse to comply with the officer who has issued it then the police will become involved. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The ability to designate an area as a PSPO has been created by the 2014 Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act which is intended to help communities deal with anti-social behaviours that are causing problems and nuisances in their areas. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The proposed designated area of Rhyl includes the town centre and stretches from Marsh Road towards the promenade. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Tim Wynne Evans, Senior Public Protection Officer, said: “We have worked closely with police and our partner agencies on a number of initiatives to tackle anti-social behaviour and this work is on-going. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“We believe this new proposal will have a positive impact on the local community and would address concerns raised by businesses and residents about anti-social behaviour. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“The Council has additional powers through the PSPO and we are asking for the public’s views on our proposal and whether this is the way forward to reduce anti-social behaviour and improve the quality of life for residents in this part of Rhyl. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The consultation began on Tuesday, 12 April and ends on Tuesday, 24 May 2015. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The Order can be found on the Council’s website: www.denbighshire.gov.uk/consultations. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Feedback should be sent through to Alison Lessels, Legal and Democratic Servcies, County Hall, Wynnstay Road, Ruthin, LL15 1YN, by e-mail: Alison.lessels@denbighshire.gov.uk ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Feedback from the consultation will be considered to inform any future decisions by the Council. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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