Revisions to Proposed Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) for Exeter City Centre and St. Thomas

Revisions to Proposed Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) for Exeter City Centre and St. Thomas

Following the Council’s 4 months of public consultation on a proposed Public Spaces Protection Order that ended on 29 February 2016, the 1250 or so responses have been considered and in light of these responses the proposals have been revised to only include:

  • the taking of intoxicants (alcohol, new psychoactive substances commonly known as ‘legal highs’ and other stimulants);
  • individuals or groups causing anti-social behaviour;
  • urinating in the street; and
  • aggressive begging

In addition, it is proposed that a positive/restorative option, coupled with a zero penalty fee, will be provided within the majority of fixed penalty notices, and that these notices will be served retrospectively (i.e. not on-the-spot) in the vast majority of cases.

The revised proposals will now be considered at Place Scrutiny Committee on 12 January 2017 and Executive Committee on 14 February before going before Full Council on 21 February 2017 for a decision on whether to adopt the proposed PSPO.

The documents on this webpage include:

  1. Map of the proposed PSPO area
  2. Revised PSPO Restrictions with an explanation for revisions
  3. Equality Impact Assessment
  4. Frequently Asked Questions
  5. Responses to Representations

Further reading:
Exeter City Council webpage on Revised proposals for PSPO [03 January 2017]

My Storify feed on the issue: 03/01/17 | Revisions to #ExeterPSPO

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