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Consultation starts on proposed Public Spaces Protection Order for Morecambe and Heysham

Views are being sought on the possible introduction of new powers to help curb anti-social behaviour in Morecambe and Heysham.

Lancaster City Council is working with Lancashire Constabulary and other agencies to tackle some anti-social behaviour issues that are currently taking place in Morecambe, Heysham and Happy Mount Park. 

To help tackle these issues the introduction of a Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) is being considered to give greater powers to the police and council to deal with certain types of anti-social behaviour.  

The proposed PSPO would also replace the current Designated Public Place Order that currently covers Morecambe Town Centre.  

Police officers would be provided with discretionary powers to require a person to stop drinking and confiscate alcohol or containers of alcohol in public places.

To give your views on the proposed PSPO complete the online survey. Copies are also available from Morecambe and Lancaster town halls.

The deadline for responses is Friday August 18.

Last updated: 10 July 2017