Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs)
PSPOs introduced by the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 allow the Council and its partners to deal with a particular nuisance in a particular area that is having a detrimental effect on the quality of life for those in the local community. It can prohibit certain things or require specific things to be done.
When deciding whether an order should be issued, the local authority must consider two things:
Firstly whether the behaviour is having a detrimental effect, or is likely to have this effect. Secondly, whether the effect/likely effect of the activities is of a persistent nature making the behaviour unreasonable and rendering the notice justified.
It can be made to apply to all people, or limited only to certain people and can be restricted to specific times. A PSPO can last no longer than 3 years but can be renewed if necessary. Failure to comply with the order can result in a fine or a fixed penalty notice.
PSPOs in force in the Council’s area are listed below
- PSPO No 1 – 2021 -Gating the lane adjacent to residential premises at Upper Thomas Street in Merthyr Tydfil
- PSPO No 2 – 2021 -Gating the lane to the rear of Upper Thomas Street and Union Street in Merthyr Tydfil
- PSPO No 3 – 2021 -Gating the lane to the rear of Lower Thomas Street and Union Street (Somerset Place) in Merthyr Tydfil
- PSPO No 4 – 2021 -Gating the lane to the rear of William Street and Mary Street in Merthyr Tydfil
- PSPO No 5 – 2021 -Gating the lane to the rear of Rees Street in Merthyr Tydfil