Decision details

Tackling street-based anti-social behaviour

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To implement a harmonised approach to tackling street-based anti-social behaviour across BCP Council with a balance of enforcement and support.



(a)       BCP Council adopts a consistent approach to tackling street-based anti-social behaviour as detailed within paragraphs 16-24 of the Report;

(b)       The Director of Communities is authorised to undertake consultation on varying the Public Spaces Protection Order covering Poole Town Centre as set out in paragraphs 25-26 of the report; and

(c)       Cabinet considered the outcome of the consultation at a future meeting with a view to making recommendations in respect of the Public Spaces Protection Order in light of the consultation process.

Voting: Unanimous

Portfolio Holder: Tourism, Leisure and Communities


To implement a balanced approach which is fit for purpose for the whole of BCP, applying effective solutions to a complex issue which seeks a reduction of harmful behaviours that impact negatively on the wider community, whilst placing the needs of vulnerable people at its heart.

Report author: Andrew Williams

Publication date: 20/03/2020

Date of decision: 18/03/2020

Decided at meeting: 18/03/2020 - Cabinet

Effective from: 28/03/2020

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