Public to be asked about extending anti-social behaviour restrictions

The new powers could help police deal with anti-social behaviour. Picture:Sarah Lucy Brown

The new powers could help police deal with anti-social behaviour. Picture:Sarah Lucy Brown - Credit: Archant

Ipswich council is about to launch a public consultation exercise to gauge support for a new crackdown on anti-social behaviour.

It wants to know if people support an extension to Public Spaces Protection Orders which bring together a range of enforcement measures – and which were unveiled by the council in July.

Previous orders dealt with street drinking but, after working closely with Suffolk Police, the Council wants to extend them to deal with loitering by gangs, drug use, anti-social vehicle use, dog fouling and defecating in public.

The Council believes the new orders will assist enforcement by its own team and police officers and help reassure residents that action is being taken against anti-social behaviour.

The consultation begins on September 11 and finishes on October 9. Residents can take part in the survey here


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