Decision status: Recommendations approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
The Neighbourhood Service Officer Anti-social Behaviour Lead introduced the report and responded to questions from members on the following:
a) She confirmed that the police provided data on the number of times the order had been used to confiscate alcohol - it had been used 13 times since the current order was introduced in 2020. The police did not currently record the numbers of times people had been requested to stop drinking under the order and there would be resource implications of asking them to do this.
b) She advised that the area covered by the order could only be amended if there was a proven need to do so and would require an extensive public consultation period.
c) It was noted that the map included within Appendix 1 to the report had been incorrectly labelled and it was confirmed that the order related to an Alcohol Control Zone (not Alcohol Exclusion Zone).
The Committee noted the success of the Order since its introduction and agreed to the recommendations as set out in the report.
1. That the extension of the Public Open Space Protection Order for a further 3 years to 14 September 2026 be agreed; and
2. That the Strategic Director be authorised to carry out the statutory publication and notification requirements for the extended Order.
Report author: David Ingram
Publication date: 26/09/2023
Date of decision: 05/09/2023
Decided at meeting: 05/09/2023 - Licensing & Regulation Committee