Plans to tackle anti-social drinking in public places in Corby put forward

Coronation Park in Corby
Coronation Park in Corby

Proposals to tackle anti-social drinking in public places in Corby are being put forward.

Following numerous complaints regarding alcohol-related disorder and nuisance, Corby Council is proposing Public Space Protection Orders (PSPO) are introduced in accordance with section 59 of the Anti-social Behaviour Crime & Policing Act 2014.

We are aware of several complaints in regards to anti-social behaviour from people that have been drinking

Cllr Tom Beattie

The proposed area will include the town centre, the Boating Lake and Coronation Park.

The PSPO is intended to deal with issues such as anti-social drinking in particular areas so that residents can use and enjoy public spaces, safe from anti-social behaviour.

The PSPO will prohibit:

- Persons to be in possession of open containers with alcohol in, within the area covered by the PSPO

- Persons not to drink, consume or take intoxicating substances within the area covered by the PSPO

- Persons not to act in a manner that causes alarm, harassment or distress as a result of consuming alcohol or taking intoxicating substances

- Persons not to beg within the area covered by the PSPO

These restrictions could be enforced by a police officer, PCSO and council officers.

Leader of Corby Council, Cllr Tom Beattie, said: “We are aware of several complaints in regards to anti-social behaviour from people that have been drinking, especially in places such as Coronation Park.

“These are public open spaces that should be able to be enjoyed by all residents and therefore we are looking at ways in which we can address these issues.

“Before anything is agreed we would very much like feedback from the community and hope that residents will take this opportunity to have their say on the proposals to implement the PSPO in these areas.”

Residents have until Friday, November 6, to put their views forward on the proposals and can do so by emailing Antonia.malpas@corby.gov.uk.

For further information about the PSPO call 01536 464647.

To see a map of the proposed area go www.corby.gov.uk/home/council/consultations/consultation-regarding-public-spaces-protection-order.