People are being asked for their views on new orders to tackle anti-social behaviour in Wellingborough.
Wellingborough Council and the Community Safety Partnership (CSP) are looking at introducing public space protection orders (PSPO) for the borough to help address a number of issues.
PSPOs can be used to regulate activities in public places that can have a detrimental effect on the local community.
They can help by giving councils and police officers additional powers to tackle anti-social behaviour in specific locations.
The council is consulting on a PSPO in Wellingborough town centre to replace the existing designated public places order.
It will allow the council to introduce a range of measures to address anti-social behaviour issues and help improve the town centre.
A separate PSPO is proposed to address perceived behaviour issues across the whole borough on land which the public have access, including replacing the existing dog control orders with a view to continuing to promote responsible dog ownership.
As a result of feedback from the consultation, existing restrictions may be removed, amended or expanded.
The PSPO also proposes to introduce a range of measures to address perceived anti-social behaviour issues and help improve the borough.
Failure to comply with a PSPO could result in a fixed penalty notice of up to £100 or prosecution.
Anyone breaching the order is committing a criminal offence and is liable to summary conviction to a maximum penalty of a level three fine (currently £1,000).
As the council looks at introducing these orders, it is asking residents, businesses and visitors to the town to take part in an online consultation.
The authority wants to know if certain anti-social behaviour, such as owners not clearing up after their dog, is having a detrimental effect on their quality of life.
All comments received during the consultation period will be considered when finalising the details of the PSPOs.
The online consultation is available on the council’s website by clicking here
The consultation closes at midday on Friday, March 31.