We need your views on a new Town Centre Public Space Protection Order (PSPO).
Barnsley town centre currently has a Public Space Protection Order in place, which gives the Police, the Council and other accredited officers additional powers to deal with low-level anti-social behaviour. Having a town centre PSPO in place is part of our ongoing joining forces work to ensure Barnsley continues to be a safe place to visit.
The Order is due to expire in March 2022 and we’re consulting with the public about whether the Council should put a new one in place and if so, what conditions and requirements should go in it.
You can give your view in our consultation online until midnight on Sunday 19 of December. Council officers and police community support officers will be in the town centre throughout the consultation period asking people to complete the online consultation.
Cllr Jenny Platts, Cabinet Spokesperson for Communities, said: “We want as many people as possible to give their views in our consultation on whether a new Town Centre PSPO should be put in place.
“Having a PSPO in place has helped us to deal with problems which are negatively affecting those living, working, and visiting the town centre.
“We will analyse your feedback to inform our decision about the best way forward for our borough.”
Find out more about our PSPO at www.barnsley.gov.uk/pspo