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Views sought on a public space protection order proposed for Lye town centre

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Dudley Council is inviting feedback on a proposed Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) in Lye town centre.

The order is being proposed as a way of addressing the impact that a small number of individuals and groups who commit anti-social behaviour have on the area.  

Feedback from residents, shoppers, visitors and businesses is particularly welcome, as part of the PSPO process the local authority needs to consult with people in the area.

If implemented, it will give the local authority and police enhanced powers to restrict unreasonable and disruptive behaviour over a period of three years.

People can take part in the survey online before Friday 15th January, 2021 at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/LyePSPO

Councillor Laura Taylor, cabinet member for housing, said:

Anyone who lives, works, shops and visits in Lye can take part in this survey.
We want all our towns to be places where people and businesses can thrive.
Unfortunately, a small number of people seek to spoil Lye for those who wish to enjoy it in a sensible and responsible manner. We are here to tell them that their antisocial behaviours will not be tolerated.

The PSPO is designed to prohibit the consumption of alcohol and intoxicating substances. It would also help to stop groups and individuals causing nuisance, alarm, harassment or distress to others in the town and surrounding area as well as  urinating or defecating in a public space.

It would cover High Street, the By-Pass, Jackson Street, Clinic Drive, Chapel Street, Church Road, Union Street, Cross Walks Road, Talbot Street and Claycroft Place.

Kim Madill Chief Superintendent at West Midlands Police, said:

Dudley’s Neighbourhood Policing Unit support the implementation of the proposed PSPO for Lye town centre.
It will help us to address a range of anti-social behaviours within the town centre and surrounding area in a coordinated way.

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