Order put in place in Shirebrook and Langwith Junction to tackle anti-social behaviour

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An order has come into force in Shirebrook and Langwith Junction to tackle anti-social behaviour in public places.

The Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) has been approved under Sections 59 and 72 of the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014.

The order will place various restrictions on behaviour in all the public spaces in Shirebrook and Langwith Junction.

The order came into force on Sunday, November 1, will last for three years and covers an area from Upper Langwith and Shirebrook including Langwith Junction.

Sergeant Mark Church, who has responsibility for the area’s Safer Neighbourhood team, said: “The PSPO will be regulated by local officers and Community Action Network rangers in the Shirebrook and Langwith areas.

“I would urge local residents who want to find out more about the order to visit the Bolsover District Council website or to visit Shirebrook Market Place where information is available to read on notice boards.”

The effect of the order places the following restrictions on people in public open spaces within the restricted area:

- No person shall consume of alcohol;

- No person shall have an unsealed vessels containing alcohol in their possession;

- No person shall urinate other than in a public toilet;

- No person shall dispose of any litter other than in the bins provided;

- No persons shall congregate in groups of two or more persons within the alleyways which lead to Shirebrook Market Place.

Any person who does not comply with the above restrictions in public open spaces in the restricted area shall be guilty of an offence under Section 67 of the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act and shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 3 on the standard scale or a fixed penalty notice of a maximum £100.

To find out more visit the Bolsover council website and to speak to a member of the Shirebrook Safer Neighbourhood Team call 101.