City of Lincoln Council is proposing to bring into effect a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) under the Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014.
The purpose of the PSPO is to enable St Peters Passage, Lincoln, to be gated. St Peters Passage is a public right of way and is shown on APPENDIX A. The introduction of a PSPO would prevent public access to the passage.
For a number of Years City of Lincoln Council have received intermittent complaints relating to the condition of St Peters Passage. Over the last 12 months complaints have increased significantly. The main concerns relate to Drug use and Paraphernalia such as needles being left behind, additionally the passage is being used as a toilet, smelling particularly strong of urine but also containing faeces.
The passage currently unsanitary poses a health and safety risk to both the Public, City of Lincoln Council Employees and Partner Agencies that access the Passage. Additionally the passage does not reflect the vibrant and welcoming city that Lincoln is.
The proposed PSPO would be put in place for a maximum period of 3 years after which a full review would take place.
As part of the consultation process we are seeking your views on the following points;
- Do you have any information in support of the proposed PSPO?
- Do you use St Peters Passage?
- Do you have any concerns or objections to the proposed PSPO?
The consultation period will open on Wednesday 1st August 2018. The consultation period will be open for 4 weeks closing at 5pm on Wednesday 29th August 2018. All suggestions will be considered
Please send responses to the above three areas of consideration to PPASB@Lincoln.gov.uk with the subject heading as PSPO/SPP 2018.