As part of the Public Space Protection Orders, you can now be fined on the spot if officers witness any form of Anti-Social Behaviour in public areas.
Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs) can be implemented as a means to tackle ongoing anti-social behaviour that is having a detrimental effect on the quality of life of those who live, work in and visit an area. PSPOs are designed to ensure the law abiding majority can use and enjoy public spaces safely, free from anti-social behaviour and places restrictions and requirements on the way people behave within the area covered by the order.
Breach of a PSPO is a criminal offence for which an individual can be summoned to attend court and fined. Fixed Penalty Notices of £100 may also be issued to deal with a breach.
In Walsall we currently have two PSPOs.
Public Spaces Protection Order – Walsall Town Centre. From 1 June 2020, the council will be seeking public views on a proposal to extend the Walsall Town Centre PSPO for a further three years. The current three-year PSPO was put in place on 28 September 2017. To take part in the consultation and have your say, please go to the Walsall Town Centre PSPO page.
See more details at: https://go.walsall.gov.uk/public_spaces_protection_order