Anti-social behaviour in the Purbeck area
The usual types of complaints of anti social behaviour (ASB) we deal with include:
- alcohol misuse
- drugs misuse
- intimidation and harassment
- youth nuisance
- vehicle nuisance
The team has a range of enforcement powers held under the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 to deal with offenders of ASB, as well as providing a supporting role for victims of anti social behaviour and advise on dealing with ASB.
Public Space Protection Orders (PSPO’s)
PSPOs were introduced in October 2014 by the Antisocial Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014. They are designed to deal with a particular nuisance or problem in a particular area (a public space) that is detrimental to the local community's quality of life, by imposing conditions on the use of that area which apply to everyone.
A PSPO can cover multiple restrictions, so one order can prohibit several activities such as the drinking of alcohol and dog fouling. Enforcement will be undertaken by council officers, with the support of police officers.
If anyone breaches the requirements of the PSPO, or fails to comply with a request from an Authorised Council Officer or Police Officer to cease activity, they would be committing a criminal offence and could be issued a Fixed Penalty Notice of £75 or be prosecuted.
Public Space Protection Orders (PSPO’s) – There are currently no active PSPO’s in Purbeck.