Public Space Protection Orders
Aggressive begging consultation
We are currently consulting on whether we should set-up new Public Spaces Protection Orders to tackle aggressive begging in Wakefield, Castleford and Pontefract centres.
PSPOs deal with a particular nuisance or problem in a particular area that is harmful to the local community's quality of life, by controlling how people can use that area. This applies to everyone. They are designed to make sure the law-abiding majority can use and enjoy public spaces, safe from anti-social behaviour.
There are four PSPOs set-up in Wakefield district:
Anyone found to be breaking the terms of the PSPOs can be issued with a fixed penalty notice.
The PSPOs we have in place so far have proven to be successful in tackling anti-social behaviour, and we are currently looking at where else in the district we can use them.