Anti-social behaviour Public Space Protection Order consultation
There is a Public Space Protection Order which covers parts of Hastings, meaning that specific anti-social behaviours are banned in those areas. The order has to be reviewed every three years, and the council is now consulting on how it gets renewed.
The proposal is to keep it the same for the next term.
The order gives the police and council powers to act if people are breaching it and behaving in an anti-social way within the area each section covers. The order is designed to make the town centres seafront and surrounding areas safer, more pleasant place for people to visit. It has been used in the last three years to deal with anti-social behaviour.
It bans drinking alcohol other than in licensed premises, bans anti-social behaviour and aggressive begging within a particular zone of the town, and means that authorised people (the police or council wardens) can ask that alcohol is handed over in a particular zone of the town. Fines can be issued to anyone failing to comply with the PSPO.
You can view the full PSPO on the council website and also a map of the area covered by each of the restrictions. This consultation has now closed.