Overwhelming support for Public Space Protection Order extension

Published26th September 2023

The existing Ipswich PSPO expires on 18 November 2023 and Suffolk Constabulary has requested a three-year extension to help officers continue to effectively counter alcohol-related anti-social behaviour in public places.

Councillor John Cook, Ipswich Borough Council Portfolio Holder for Communities and Sport, says:

“Residents and businesses have had a say on the three-year extension to the current Public Spaces Protection Order, and overwhelmingly support this proposal.

Extending the current PSPO enables the Police to continue dealing with alcohol related disorder in our town quickly and effectively for the benefit of all residents and visitors.” 

Suffolk Constabulary requested a three-year extension to the current PSPO, which will be discussed by Ipswich Borough Council’s Executive Meeting on 3 October 2023 at 6pm.

Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPO) are part of the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014. They give the Police, including Police Community Support Officers and other designated officers, the power to take alcohol from anyone causing a nuisance in a public place, issue a Fixed Penalty Notice or refer individuals for prosecution.

The Executive is being asked to recommend the extension of the PSPO from 18 November 2023, ahead of final approval by Councillors at a meeting on 15 November 2023.

The papers for Ipswich Borough Council Executive meetings can be found online at Browse meetings - Executive | Democracy Online | Ipswich Borough Council

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