City of Lincoln Council is proposing to close St Peter’s Passage and is looking for the views of the public as part of a four-week consultation.
The idea is for a Public Space Protection Order to be brought into effect to gate St Peter’s Passage connecting Mint Lane with the High Street due to a number of health and safety complaints that have been made.
Francesca Bell, Public Protection, Anti-Social Behaviour and Licensing Service Manager at City of Lincoln Council, said: “It seems that the passage is being used as a toilet, smelling particularly strong of urine and traces of human faeces which pose a health and safety risk to the public, our employees and other partner agencies that access the passage.
“Complaints have been made relating to the condition of St Peter’s Passage for a number of years and a significant increase has been highlighted over the last 12 months relating to drug use and discarded paraphernalia.
“We pride ourselves in being a vibrant and welcoming city, and the sight of St Peters Passage is not a reflection on Lincoln.”
The proposition will now be open to public consultation on the city council’s website until Wednesday 29 August 2018. If you would like to have your say, please visit: https://www.lincoln.gov.uk/resident/anti-social-behaviour/st-peters-passage-pspo-consultation/