Birmingham City Centre PSPO Consultation

Closed 2 May 2019

Opened 22 Mar 2019

Overview

Birmingham City Council is considering the use of a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) to combat anti-social behaviour (ASB) in Birmingham City Centre.

PSPO's are part of the new ASB legislation which was introduced nationally in October 2014.  This order will provide the Police and designated Council Officers, with additional powers across a defined geographical area, to tackle a wide range of anti-social behaviours.  Find out more about PSPO's by visiting http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2014/12/part/4/chapter/2/crossheading/public-spaces-protection-orders/enacted

The prohibitions within the order have been put into place due to overwhelming reports made to the Police and the Council from residents, businesses and professionals who live, work and travel into Birmingham. The behaviours complained about include urination, defecation, verbal abuse, groups and gangs displaying harassing and intimidating behaviours, begging, substance misuse and graffiti. We propose that the order is in place for 3 years.

The order will require that any young person found to be in breach of the prohibitions will be referred to the Early Intervention Team at the Youth Offending Service, who will provide appropriate diversionary measures.  Any person found in breach with drug or alcohol issues will be referred to the appropriate Drug and Alcohol rehabilitation services. Any person found in breach for begging will be referred to the Street Intervention Team for housing and benefit support.

This consultation is now live until midnight on the 2nd May and it is your opportunity to put forward any views and opinions.  Attached is a full copy of the proposal order alongside a map outlining the area that will be affected.  We will be hosting various events across the City during the next six weeks, including pop up stands and public meetings and these will be advertised through the Police and Council social media pages and through the press. We will also be consulting with the street community that we have in Birmingham City Centre.

When the consultation process is concluded all responses and intelligence will be collated and a decision will be made between the appropriate Council and Police leads, as to whether or not the Order will be made.

If you have any questions then please do not hesitate to contact me using the below details.  Likewise if you require this consultation in a different language or format please let me know and I can arrange for it to be provided to you.

Emma Postin

ASB Partnerships Manager – Birmingham City Centre

07548 123321

Emma.postin@birmingham.gov.uk

Events

  • PSPO Stand

    From 23 Mar 2019 at 11:00 to 23 Mar 2019 at 13:00

    A chance to talk to the Council and the Police about the proposed order and see the prohibitions in full. We will be at Birmingham New Street Station and on Edgbaston Street (near the Bullring Markets).

  • PSPO Stand

    From 28 Mar 2019 at 11:00 to 28 Mar 2019 at 13:00

    A chance to talk to the Council and the Police about the proposed order and see the prohibitions in full. We will be in the grounds of St Philips Cathedral on Colmore Row, Birmingham.

  • PSPO Stand

    From 10 Apr 2019 at 10:30 to 10 Apr 2019 at 11:30

    A chance to talk to the Council and the Police about the proposed order and see the prohibitions in full. We will be at the Jewellery Quarter Train Station ready to answer your questions.

  • PSPO Stand

    From 10 Apr 2019 at 10:30 to 10 Apr 2019 at 11:30

    A chance to talk to the Council and the Police about the proposed order and see the prohibitions in full. We will be at the Jewellery Quarter Train Station ready to answer your questions.

  • PSPO Stand

    From 27 Apr 2019 at 11:00 to 27 Apr 2019 at 13:00

    A chance to talk to the Police about the proposed order and see the prohibitions in full. We will be on the High Street outside Marks and Spencer's and down in the Southside area by the Hippodrome.

  • PSPO Stand

    From 27 Apr 2019 at 11:00 to 27 Apr 2019 at 13:00

    A chance to talk to the Police about the proposed order and see the prohibitions in full. We will be on the High Street outside Marks and Spencer's and down in the Southside area by the Hippodrome.

Areas

  • All Areas

Audiences

  • Anyone from any background

Interests

  • Crime & Community Safety