Public Space Protection Order - Hexthorpe

The Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 gives local authorities powers to tackle anti-social behaviour by allowing them to create Public Space Protection Orders (PSPO).

Each order is created with the needs of the specific area it's to be implemented within. This Public Space Protection Order was introduced for Hexthorpe in an attempt to address a number of anti-social behaviour problems that had been identified and where causing concerns within the community.

What is a Public Space Protection Order?

This Public Space Protection Order was introduced for Hexthorpe in an attempt to address a number of anti-social behaviour problems that had been identified within the locality. 

The Hexthorpe Public Spaces Protection Order and came into force originally on 10th August 2015 for duration of 3 years. This order was extended for a further 3 years to 10th August 2021. After further consultation - and subsequent approval - we have agreed a further extension to 9th August 2024.

What Are the Prohibitions?

 There are 7 prohibitions in the Public Space Protection Order for Hexthorpe each aimed at dealing with specific problems within the locality. 

Groups Congregating

No congregating in a group of 3 of more people which is behaving in a manner which is causing or is likely to cause any person harassment, alarm or distress. Marked on MAP 1 in the 'Comparison Table' document.

Playing Street Games on the Public Highway

No person shall engage in games on the public highway in a way that causes a nuisance or annoyance to those living nearby in the area. Marked on MAP 1 in the 'Comparison Table' document.

Excessive Noise in Public Places

No person shall make any excessive noise so as to cause a detrimental effect on the quality of life of those in the locality. Marked on MAP 1 in the 'Comparison Table' document.

Use of the Play Area and Multi Use Games Area on Hexthorpe Road

No person shall enter the play area on Urban Road, Hexthorpe between the hours of 9:30 pm and 07:00 am. Marked on MAP 1 in the 'Comparison Table' document.

No person shall consume alcohol in any public place in Hexthorpe [other than at licensed premises]

No person shall consume alcohol in any public place in Hexthorpe other than licensed premises. Marked on MAP 2 in the 'Comparison Table' document.

No person shall be in possession of any opened vessel containing or purporting to contain alcohol in any public place in Hexthorpe

The aim is to deter people from consuming alcohol on the streets other than at licensed premises, and to prevent alcohol related anti-social behaviour and litter, and the impacts on the community related to this. Marked on MAP 2 in the 'Comparison Table' document.

Use of Legal Highs

Person(s) within the area outlined in the attached MAP 2 in the 'Comparison Table' document, will not ingest, inhale, inject, smoke or otherwise use intoxicating substances

Attached to this page is the locality maps that are referenced in the details sections of the prohibitions.

What happens if the Public Space Protection Order is breached?

If any person fails to comply with the requirements of this order, they will be committing a criminal offence and will be issued with £100 fixed penalty notice. In some cases Doncaster Council may prosecute an offender in the Magistrates Court with the maximum penalty being £1000.

 

Where can I get further information? 

If you would like any further information regarding this the please feel free to contact Doncaster Council 01302 736000 or email CommunitiesServiceCentral@doncaster.gov.uk 

 

 

Last updated: 10 August 2021 12:50:23