Bassetlaw District Council is consulting residents and businesses on introducing new Public Space Protection Orders to cover Worksop and Retford Town Centres for three years until 16 June 2025.
Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs) are one of the tools that Councils can use to help tackle anti-social behaviour locally. PSPOs are aimed at ensuring public spaces can be enjoyed free from anti-social behaviour. They allow Councils to set an area where things such as drinking alcohol on the street, or causing nuisance, harassment, alarm and distress can be banned.
Breaching the order is a criminal offence and it allows the Police or Council to issue a Fixed Penalty Notice of £100. However, should the matter be taken to court and following a successful conviction, magistrates have the power to order the offender to pay a fine of up to £1,000.
The Council is proposing new PSPOs to replace those that were originally introduced to Worksop and Retford Town Centres in June 2016 and extended again in 2019.
Some of the things the Council is proposing are:
- to extend the designated area in Worksop to include the area around McDonalds on Retford Road and the area around the Travelodge and Services at St Anne’s.
- to ban being under the influence of illegal substances.
- to ban street drinking.
Worksop PSPO Consultation
Fill in our short survey on the Worksop Draft Public Spaces Protection Order.
Retford PSPO Consultation
Fill in our short survey on the Retford Draft Public Spaces Protection Order.
Both consultations will run until 19th May 2022.
Equality Impact Assessment
View the Equality Impact Assessment for Public Spaces Protection Orders – Worksop Town Centre 2022 and Public Spaces Protection Order – Retford Town Centre 2022.
Last Updated on Thursday, April 7, 2022