Draft Rhyl Town Centre Public Space Protection Order (PSPO)

We are consulting on a Rhyl Town Centre Public Space Protection Order (PSPO)

 As a result of an increased incidence of anti-social behaviour in Rhyl Town Centre it is intended to put in place an order that prevents and deals with individuals and groups causing anti-social behaviour through consuming alcohol, begging and gathering of groups that cause anti-social behaviour.    

DENBIGHSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL PUBLIC SPACE PROTECTION ORDER Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 (Chapter 2) RHYL TOWN Notice is hereby given that Denbighshire County Council (“the Council”) in exercise of its powers under Sections 59, 63 and 72 of the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 (“the Act”) and under all other enabling powers, proposes to make the following order Anti-Social Behaviour

1. An authorised person may request that an individual, or a group, within the restricted area disperse, where they reasonably suspect any person in that group is causing, or likely to cause nuisance, alarm, harassment or distress to any other person.

 2. A person engaged in ASB is prohibited from remaining (either individually or in a group of two or more people) within the restricted area after an authorised person has requested that the group disperse and must not return for a specified period of up to 48 hours.

3. A person is prohibited from loitering in shop doorways within the restricted area, with the apparent purpose of causing nuisance, harassment, alarm or distress.

 4. A person is prohibited from loitering in a state of alcohol or drug induced intoxication within the restricted area.

 Begging

1. A person is prohibited from approaching any person for the purposes of obtaining money by begging or from positioning themselves in order to beg.

 2. A person is prohibited from remaining seated on the ground where it may give the impression that they are engaging in or intending to engage in begging.

 Street Drinking 1.

 A person is prohibited to be in possession of an open container of alcohol in a public place (even if empty) within the area designated by the public space protection order.

2. It is prohibited to be in possession of an unopened container of alcohol in a public place within the restricted area in such circumstances that would lead a reasonable person to suspect that such a container is likely to be opened and consumed in a public place within the restricted area.

3. A person is required to surrender any alcohol in their possession when asked to do so by an authorised person in the restricted area.

What do we want to know?: 

We would welcome any comments or observations. You can download the draft PSPO and map. The restriction area is highlighted in blue on the map below.

You can feed back via the on-line feedback form or in writing to PO Box 62, Ruthin LL15 1AZ

Location:  Rhyl

Start date13 December 2019
End date19 January 2020
Methods Feedback Forms, Consultation Document, Questionnaire - Online
SupplierDenbighshire County Council
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Department/ service areaPlanning and Public Protection
Full addressCounty Hall
Wynnstay Road
Ruthin
LL15 1YN
Phone01824 706000
Contact Gwasanaeth Cwsmer Customer Services
Contact numbersPhone:01824 706000