An important measure to address declining footfall in Rotherham town centre has come in to force as partners aim to tackle perceptions around antisocial behaviour.
Rothbiz reported in July on proposals for a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) for Rotherham town centre and Clifton Park after the Council said that it continues to receive complaints about a minority of people who behave in an unacceptable way.
Reassuring members of the public that the town centre is safe, the order introduces a number of prohibitions to address the anti-social behaviour of individuals visiting these areas. By outlining these prohibitions it makes it clear what kind of behaviour is acceptable in the town centre.
New anti-social behaviour crackdown launched in Rotherham
A NEW order cracking down spitting, anti-social behaviour and littering in Rotherham has come into force.
The Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO), which was officially launched on Friday (Oct 20), also aims to control drunkenness, pestering charity workers, and uncontrolled dogs.
Council enforcement officers and the police will be able to use the new rules to hand out fines.
The order lasts for three years but will be reviewed after 12 months to make sure it is working.
Rotherham Borough Council and South Yorkshire Police have welcomed the PSPO, which they said had tightened up the law.
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