Proposed Extension to Gateford PSPO

Bassetlaw District Council is asking residents if they would like to keep the existing Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) for Celtic Point and surrounding areas which was introduced in May 2015.

The Gateford PSPO was the first of its kind to be introduced in Nottinghamshire after residents complained of youths intimidating residents, shoppers and workers at Celtic Point.

Following a further consultation in February 2016 the PSPO was extended to include 160-180 Raymoth Lane, Roman Road, Sulis Gardens, Roundhouse Crescent and Samian Close.

Public Spaces Protection Orders last for a maximum period of three years and the Council may renew the Order for a further three as was the case in 2018. However, before the Gateford PSPO can be extended, the council must carry out a public consultation.

The Order prohibits:

  • shouting, swearing or acting in a manner as to cause annoyance, harassment, alarm or distress to any person
  • persons (16 years old and under, who are not under the effective control of a parent or a responsible person aged 18 or over) from gathering in groups of three or more
  • prohibition of alcohol consumption

Councillor Julie Leigh, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods said:

“Bassetlaw District Council has been able to ensure that members of the public feel safe within the areas covered by the PSPO by ensuring action is taken against individuals and groups who are causing nuisance and distress to others.

“It’s important that we hear from people about whether the Gateford PSPO should be extended for another three years and we would encourage anyone to take part in the consultation and leave their views and comments.”

Residents can view the draft Gateford PSPO, including a map of the Designated Area and take part in the consultation.

The consultation opens on Friday 14 May 2021 and will close at 5pm on Friday 11 June 2021.

Last Updated on Wednesday, October 13, 2021