Following a consultation, Fylde’s Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs) for alcohol consumption and enforcement of dog control have been extended for an additional three years.
A PSPO is a legal measure implemented by local authorities to address specific issues or anti-social behaviour in public spaces. It empowers authorities to regulate certain activities or behaviours within designated areas.
In addition to extending the Alcohol Consumption PSPO for another three years, a decision has been made to grant authorised council officers and Police Community Support Officers the same PSPO enforcement powers as police constables. These officers can request individuals to refrain from drinking and require the immediate surrender of any alcohol found in their possession within the designated areas.
Cllr Michelle Morris, Lead Member of Customer & Operational Services, said:
“It’s important to emphasise that this PSPO is not an outright alcohol ban, and is not intended to disrupt peaceful activities such as families enjoying a glass of wine with a picnic in the park. Our shared goal is to create a safer and more responsible drinking culture, ensuring everyone can enjoy our public spaces without compromise.”
To learn more about the Alcohol Consumption PSPO, including a list of the areas in which restrictions apply, please visit https://www.fylde.gov.uk/council/community-safety/alcohol-pspo/. We encourage all residents and visitors to familiarise themselves with the guidelines to help maintain a positive atmosphere in our public spaces.
Furthermore, we would like to highlight the existing PSPOs governing dog control across our borough. These orders play an important role in ensuring the well-being of both residents and pets alike. The measures include:
- Dogs being kept on leads in specific locations.
- Dogs being excluded from certain areas to protect the environment and other visitors.
- The immediate and responsible removal of dog faeces to maintain cleanliness and hygiene.
We appreciate the cooperation of responsible dog owners who play an essential role in making our public spaces welcoming and enjoyable for everyone. To know more about where you can walk your dog, please visit https://new.fylde.gov.uk/resident/dogs/dogs-on-leads-across-fylde/.
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