Residents, businesses and customers of Hanley city centre are being urged to have their say on a Public Space Protection Order currently in operation.
Stoke-on-Trent City Council has launched a consultation to give residents the opportunity to express their views and any concerns with regards to antisocial behaviour within the city centre. In addition to consulting on the current Public Space Protection Order which the council is proposing will carry forward the following prohibitions:
- No person within the restricted area shall have in their possession an open vessel containing alcohol other than in the grounds of a licensed premises or in accordance with an organised licensed event.
- Any person within the restricted area is prohibited from engaging in behaviour or using language likely to cause intimidation or distress to visitors, residents and businesses.
The consultation will run for four weeks to Monday 28 August.
Residents are also invited to open drop-in events being held:
- 9 August, 1pm-3pm at the Potteries Shopping Centre
- 11 August, 11am-2pm at the Potteries Shopping Centre
- 16 August, 10am-2pm at Hanley Indoor Market
- 18 August, 10am-2pm at Hanley Indoor Market
- 23 August, 10am-2pm at the Potteries Shopping Centre
- 25 August, 10am-2pm at the Potteries Shopping Centre
Councillor David Williams, cabinet member for communities, education and safety said: “We know that antisocial behaviour is an issue in the city centre and we are actively working with partners to tackle this, but we need your help to make sure that our plans really do represent the views and needs of everyone.
“Your opinion is greatly valued and will be used to shape the tools and powers we use to tackle crime and antisocial behaviour in the city.
Residents can have their say on the consultation at www.stoke.gov.uk/consultation
Consultation letters and questionnaires will be delivered to the addresses affected by the order.