On 1 April 2019 Forest Heath District Council and St Edmundsbury Borough Council will be replaced by a single district council called West Suffolk Council. It will entirely replace the borough and district councils but will continue to deliver the same services while finding improved ways of supporting communities, businesses and the local economy. Over the next few weeks you may notice changes to the website, forms, letters and emails as we prepare for the creation of the new council.
The Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 introduced a number of changes to the ways that councils and the police can deal with local antisocial behaviour issues. Among the changes is the replacement of the Designated Public Place Order, Gating Orders, and Dog Control Orders with the Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO).
A PSPO can be used to regulate activities in public places that have a detrimental effect on the local community. They can help by giving local councils and police additional powers to tackle antisocial behaviour in specific locations.
Public Space Protection Order, Bury St Edmunds - addition of a condition in relation to non congregation of vehicles
We are consulting on the addition of a condition in relation to non congregation of vehicles within the restricted area, preventing people from gathering in groups of two or more motor vehicles for purposes other than simply parking which will cause or is likely to cause harassment, alarm and distress to others by performing certain activities. For more information and to take part visit: Public Space Protection Order, Bury St Edmunds - addition of a condition in relation to non congregation of vehicles