Agenda and draft minutes
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Apologies for Absence
Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Collins.
Declarations of Interest
The following declaration of interest was made:
(a) Cllr Mulroney – Agenda Item 3 (PSPO Public Consultation in Old Leigh/Chalkwell Area – Non-pecuniary interest: Business Trustee in Leigh Old Town.
Report of the Executive Director (Neighbourhoods and Environment) to follow
The Cabinet considered a report of the Executive Director (Neighbourhoods and Environment) setting out the response to the public consultation findings regarding the proposals for a Public Spaces Protection Order in the areas of Old Leigh and Chalkwell.
1. That the response to the consultation set out at Appendix 2 to the submitted report, be noted.
2. That the draft Public Spaces Protection Order (Leigh-on-Sea and Chalkwell Seafront and Adjoining Areas) No. 1 of 2021, be approved and implemented.
3. That the funding for 2 x FTE Community Safety Officers and 1 x FTE Community Safety Caseworker, to support enforcement and administration of the PSPO on an initial 12 month basis, be approved.
Reason for decision:
During the past summer season (2020), and already earlier this year, a growing number of anti-social behaviour issues associated with public space drinking have been reported. Since the start of 2021, police have implemented four Dispersal Orders to deal with large groups and Anti-Social behaviour. The introduction of a PSPO targeted at behaviours associated with public space drinking would be a further additional measure to tackle the current challenges.
Not to proceed with the Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) for the Old Leigh/Chalkwell area.
Note: This is an Executive Function
Referred direct to: Policy and Resources Scrutiny Committee
Cabinet Member: Cllr Terry