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Bans on anti-social behaviour, car cruising and letting dogs off leads could be renewed

A ban on anti-social behaviour, car cruising and letting dogs off the lead in certain areas could be extended under council plans.

Broxtowe Borough Council has 10 Public Spaces Protection Orders in place, which are designed to deal with nuisance affecting a certain area in a community.

Since they were introduced in 2014, councils have been responsible for implementing them.

But the orders have to be renewed after they have been in place for three years.

The problem must have, or be likely to have a “detrimental effect on the quality of life of those in the locality” and be “persistent or continuing in nature”.

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Of the current Boxtowe orders in place, six relate to anti-social behaviour because of alcohol consumption, two for car cruising, one for dog control and one for the closure of a footpath.

Council documents published ahead of a meeting where councillors will discuss the extension state: “The PSPOs currently in place have had the desired deterrent effect with only one Fixed Penalty Fine for breach being issued, by Nuthall Parish Council in 2020, for allowing a dog off a lead on Basil Russell Playing Field.

“The footpath closure in Eastwood has designed out the ASB, alcohol and drug issues relating to the design of the footpath.

“There are still issues with street drinking in Beeston Town Centre, however this is confined to private land which is exempt from inclusion in a PSPO.”

Currently restricted areas include Beeston town centre, the Basil Russell Playing Fields, parts of Eastwood including a ban on car cruising on the A610, Kimberly, Manor Park Recreation Ground and Stapleford town centre.

If approved at a cabinet meeting on Tuesday evening (June 21) , a consultation will cover other agencies and members of the public.

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