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Have your say on plans to crack down on anti-social behaviour in Skipton's High Street Car Park

Craven District Council is consulting on plans to crack down on anti-social behaviour in the High Street Car Park, in Skipton.

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The Council is considering implementing a Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) on the car park, after a number of complaints from residents about noise and nuisance in the area.

The order would allow the Council to introduce a range of measures to address anti-social behaviour issues and help improve the car park for residents and users. This could include on-the-spot fines for people who break conditions of use for the area.

A similar order was introduced in Coach Street car park in Skipton last year following consultation.

Paul Ellis, Director of Services at Craven District Council, said: "We are consulting on plans to tackle anti-social behaviour in the High Street car park with a PSPO and we would like to hear people's views on the idea.

"The consultation is being sent to nearby residents and businesses and can also be downloaded from our website, so if you have an opinion, please let us know."

PSPOs were introduced as part of a range of measures in the Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014, and are intended to stop individuals or groups committing anti-social behaviour in a public place.

A PSPO should deal with a particular nuisance or problem in a particular area that is detrimental to the local community's quality of life, by imposing conditions on the use of that area.

A copy of the consultation document can be downloaded at www.cravendc.gov.uk/pspo and can be sent to the Council by post at Belle Vue Square, or emailed to us at pspo@cravendc.gov.uk .

The consultation period ends on September 30, 2017, and a summary of responses will be published.