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Residents invited to have their say on antisocial behaviour rules in Loughborough

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Antisocial behaviour rules giving the police powers to confiscate alcohol are being reviewed, with residents encourage to have their say.

Charnwood Borough Council and the Community Safety Partnership are consulting with the people of Loughborough about extending a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) covering the town centre.

The consultation on extending the PSPO for a further three years will run for six weeks from Wednesday, 24 June to Friday, 7 August.

Cllr Deborah Taylor, Lead Member for Communities, Safety and Wellbeing, said: “We are committed to tackling antisocial behaviour and have a focus on reducing alcohol and substance misuse, a public space protection order is one way we can achieve this.

“The powers given to the police under the order are only used if there are concerns about antisocial behaviour.

“It is important for us to understand whether people feel the current PSPO is working and should remain.”

Under the existing PSPO, the police can ask people to stop drinking alcohol if they are being antisocial or could cause a nuisance to those around them.

Police have seized alcohol 1,118 times within the PSPO boundaries in the last three years and 639 people have been warned about antisocial behaviour in the area.

PSPOs must be reviewed every three years, the existing order ends in October 2020.

Consultation responses will help to shape the council’s recommendations on whether to extend the existing order beyond 2020 and will be presented at the September Cabinet meeting.

Have your say on extending Loughborough town centre’s Public Space Protection Order and its boundaries. Hard copies can be requested by emailing community.safety@charnwood.gov.uk or calling 01509 634901.