Want to know more and have your say? Visit the main consultation page: www.ipswich.gov.uk/PSPOantisocial
This covers a wide range of unacceptable activities that causes harm to an individual, to either community or environment, which is causing or likely to cause, harassment, alarm or distress to one or more persons.
A Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) is legislation that allows a Council to address particular nuisance or problem in a particular area that is detrimental to the local community’s quality of life. The order works by imposing conditions on the use of that area which apply to everyone. They are designed to ensure the law-abiding majority can use and enjoy public spaces, safe from anti-social behaviour.
The consultation will start on Tuesday 11th Spetember 2018, and you will have until 11:59pm on Tuesday 9th October 2018 to take part.
The survey responses will be analysed and the results reported back to the Council. There has already been a great deal of evidence gathered that has highlighted the impact on individuals and businesses of the types of incidents that the Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) is trying to address. The final authorisation will be decided by Executive.
A ‘Controlled Drug’ is any substance or product for the time being specified in Part 1, 11, or 111 of Schedule 2 of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971and Class A drug, Class B drug and Class C drug mean any of the substances and products for the time being specified respectively in Part 1, Part 11, and Part 111 of that Schedule.
In this Act 'psychoactive substance' means any substances which:
Psychoactive substances contain one or more chemical substance which produces similar effects to illegal drugs.
For the purpose of the PSA Act 2016 'psychoactive substance' does not include:
No, where there is a recognised prescription for that person then the prohibition will not be enforced.
There will be an enforcement protocol in place that will provide guidance to those authorised to enforce the PSPO, including words of advice and a leaflet explaining the consequences of failing to comply with the Order.
The Order will last for a period of 3 years, but it may be extended in due course. There is a statutory consultation process that we have to follow if we propose to vary this Order, to extend it, or to make any additional Orders.
We are holding drop-in sessions at the Customer Service Centre on the following dates between 9am - 12pm so that you can speak to us directly: