Have your say on Exmouth behaviour crackdown plan

PUBLISHED: 12:30 16 February 2017 | UPDATED: 14:26 16 February 2017

Area covered by the proposed Public Space Protection Order in Exmouth.

Area covered by the proposed Public Space Protection Order in Exmouth.

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A proposed crackdown on antisocial behaviour in Exmouth town centre is going out to public consultation.

East Devon District Council is seeking views on the proposed Public Space Protection Order (PSPO), which would cover areas around The Strand, the Magnolia Centre, the railway station, the Manor Gardens, and The Plantation. The council is pursuing the order after Exmouth police raised concerns about issues including the public use of legal highs, people drinking alcohol excessively, urinating in public, and aggressive begging.

The order would replace a previous Designated Public Place Order controlling the consumption of alcohol in The Strand and Manor Gardens.

If the PSPO was introduced, anyone found in breach could be handed an £80 fixed penalty notice, payable to EDDC. The police would be able to request the surrender of intoxicating substances and would be able to ask groups of people to disperse if they were acting in an intimidating way.

At last week’s EDDC cabinet meeting, where members agreed to go ahead with the consultation, Councillor Jill Elson said: “I welcome this. There have been a lot of problems in the town centre and it’s quite true the police have asked for more ‘tools in the box’.”

Cllr Tom Wright said: “This isn’t brought about just by the police, it’s brought about by pressure from the public asking the police to take action.”

The consultation will run until March 13. To take part, visit www.eastdevon.gov.uk/consultation-and-surveys/public-space-protection-order-consultation, or to obtain a paper copy, email environmentalhealth@eastdevon.gov.uk, or call 01395 571456.

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