FOI request (FOI-75099570)
Requested Wed 09 May 2018
Responded Fri 20 July 2018
Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 I seek the following information.
- Each offence recorded under the Public Spaces Protection Order since it was enacted, including the date, the reason, the ethnicity of the offender and the nationality of the offender. Please provide this data in an Excel spreadsheet.
- A list of the types of PSPO currently active at the council, as well as any under consideration
- If the council is using private contractors to enforce PSPOs - stating the company and relevant PSPO, as well as whether there is a financial incentive to issue fines
Q1 - Two Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs) came into force on Monday 12 June 2017.
Please see attached spreadsheet detailing each offence and the date the Fixed Penalty Notices were issued from 12 June 2017 to 10 July 2018. Ethnicity information has only been recorded for six Fixed Penalty Notices. We do not hold information on the nationality.
Q2 - Please visit: https://www.hastings.gov.uk/my_community/community_safety/pspo/ PSPOs are for dog control and anti-social behaviour (ASB). PSPO (1) Dog Fouling Dogs on Lead by Direction Dog on Lead Dog Exclusion Dogs (specified maximum) PSPO (2) Prohibition on Drinking in Public Place in a Restricted Area Surrender Alcohol on Request Prohibition on Psychoactive Substances Prohibition on Anti-Social Behaviour within a Restricted Area Prohibition on Aggressive Begging Prohibition on Sleeping in Vehicles within Restricted Area
Q3 Trial with contractor Kingdom Environmental Protection Services. The trial began on 5th July 2017 and ran for 12 months only. This has now expired. The only PSPO they were authorised to enforce is dog fouling.
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