Decision Maker: Director of Service Delivery
Decision status: For Determination
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: No
Renewal of Public Spaces Protection Orders
1. To extend by three years, commencing on 26 November 2020, the period for which the Lewes Public Spaces Protection Order (Consumption of Alcohol) 2017 has effect.
2. To extend by three years, commencing on 26 November 2020, the period for which the Lewes Public Spaces Protection Order (Dog Fouling) 2017 has effect.
Under section 60(2) of the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 (‘the 2014 Act’), the Council may, before a Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) expires, renew the order for up to three years if satisfied on reasonable grounds that doing so is necessary to prevent—
(a) occurrence or recurrence after that time of the activities identified in the order, or
(b) an increase in the frequency or seriousness of those activities after that time.
In light of (a) communications from the police and the public during the period when the two existing PSPOs have been in force, and (b) the outcome of the consultation during September and October 2020 into the proposed extension of the PSPOs, the Director is satisfied that the section 60(2) criteria above are satisfied in respect of the Consumption of Alcohol and the Dog Fouling PSPOs, and that in both cases the extension should last three years.
Publication date: 09/11/2020
Date of decision: 09/11/2020