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Public Space Protection Order

Public Space Protection Order - begging control

Nuneaton and Bedworth Safer Communities Partnership (NABSCOP) has been working with partners to address anti-social behaviour in Nuneaton town centre.  These behaviours including begging cause significant concern for residents, businesses, and visitors to the area.

As part of the partnership approach towards this problem, it has been decided to apply for a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) for Nuneaton and Bedworth to help address the concerns related to street begging in Nuneaton and Bedworth.

What area will be covered

Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough area.

Overview of Public Space Protection Order (PSPO)

The Anti-Social Behaviour, Police and Crime Act 2014 introduced new powers on 20 October 2014 for dealing with local neighbourhood issues. Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPO) were introduced as one of the tools and are designed to improve public safety in a defined area.

Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council on behalf of NABSCOP partner organisations is aiming to engage with all local stakeholders in relation to introducing a new PSPO to include conditions to tackle street begging and the associated anti-social behaviour in the borough. As a result the council is seeking consult on proposals to introduce a new PSPO, with conditions included to tackle begging.

Last updated Monday, 11th October 2021

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