North Somerset Council agrees new antisocial orders which gives it power to fine public

PUBLISHED: 11:59 26 June 2017

North Somerset Council.

North Somerset Council.

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More than 100 council officers will be capable of fining people committing antisocial acts from October.

Public space protection orders (PSPOs) have been agreed by North Somerset Council which will see dogs banned from some areas and smoking in playgrounds forbidden.

Dog owners will be fined if they fail to pick up mess or for failing to produce a suitable bag for the task, if challenged.

Alcohol consumption will be banned in some areas too.

However, plans to prohibit skateboarding in areas such as Weston’s Princess Royal Square are being re-evaluated amid public concern. Banning dogs being let off leads at Wrington’s Recreation Ground is also being reviewed.

PSPOs will be introduced in October but the council says the public can request more.

Cllr Peter Bryant, its executive member for environment, said: “It’s an ongoing programme and that programme will be decided by the general public who feel there is a nuisance in their area.”


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