A consultation has been launched to decide the future of an order to tackle anti-social behaviour problems in the Colburn and Brough with St Giles area.
The Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) went live in 2018 but is due to expire on March 19, 2020.
A consultation has been launched to find out the views of the local community on whether the measures contained in the PSPO need to be extended, varied or discharged.
The order was introduced after hundreds of incidents of youths behaving in an anti-social way around the Broadway shops area and Colburn Business Park.
The incidents included underage drinking, verbal and racial abuse, intimidation of younger and older people, abusive language, aggressive behaviour and large groups of youths congregating.
Eggs and other objects were thrown at – and into – Broadway businesses and shops.
The order gives police and council officers the power to move groups on, fine them for unruly behaviour and prevent certain activities.
The two-year order banned:
Behaviour that causes – or could cause – harassment, annoyance, distress or harm
Threatening or abusing people
Congregation in groups and behaving anti socially
Continued consumption of alcohol when asked to stop by an authorized officer
- Throwing of objects likely to cause damage, injury or nuisance to people, animals or buildings
The consultation will run until February 17.
To take part click here.