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Consultations under way on extension to Public Space Protection Orders

A public consultation has started on two Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPO), one in the Town Centre, including Clifton Park, and a borough wide order specifically dealing with dog fouling.

The orders relating to anti-social behaviour and dog fouling are due to expire, however a new order can be made following public consultation.

The consultation on both PSPOs will focus on the existing conditions and the behaviours that have been identified within the proposed order.

These orders are put in place to ensure that people feel safe in the town centre and our neighbourhoods are kept free of dog fouling. Without this Public Space Protection Order, it makes it harder for the police and council officers to take action.

We want to hear people’s views about the problems we are trying to address with this order and whether the extra powers will help tackle them.

The consultations are taking place through an online survey available on the Rotherham Council website from 3 August until 31 August 2020 and will also include consultation with a broad range of individuals and organisations including parish councils, South Yorkshire Police, South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue, community organisations, local businesses, ward councillors, and council officers.

In the past three years, 168 fines for breaches of the Town Centre Public Spaces Protection Order have been issued and a further 39 fines have been issued to individuals who have allowed their dogs to foul on land open to the public.

Following the consultation period, the findings will be submitted to Cabinet where a final decision will be made.

We hope you can spare a few minutes and take part in the online consultation before it closes on Monday 31 August 2020

Have your say in the PSPOs consultation