Making Weymouth Safer, last chance to have your say

Have your say on proposals to tackle anti-social behaviour before the consultation ends on Wednesday. (8/11)

People are being asked for their views on whether a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) should be introduced in specific areas of Weymouth and Portland.

Under the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014, Weymouth & Portland Borough Council is considering introducing a PSPO to tackle alcohol related anti-social behaviour, begging and the feeding of gulls. People are also being asked for their views about cycling restrictions. 

Cllr Francis Drake, Community Safety Briefholder at Weymouth & Portland Borough Council, said: “We want to hear the views of residents, business owners and visitors alike.  Please make sure you take this opportunity to have your say. It only takes five minutes and can be easily done online at www.dorsetforyou.com/weymouth-PSPO or fill out a paper version, which are available from the borough council offices and at Weymouth Library. 

“This consultation builds on a huge amount of work which is already being done to tackle anti-social behaviour in Weymouth and Portland.  The borough council’s Community Safety team work very closely with Dorset Police, British Transport Police and a wide range of partner agencies to tackle anti-social behaviour.  We would encourage people to report all incidents of anti-social behaviour to Dorset Police, so that appropriate action can be taken.  We are keen to send out a clear message that unacceptable behaviour  will not be tolerated in the borough and welcome the community’s support and help to do this.”

More information about Community Safety and the work that is being done to make Weymouth and Portland safer is available at dorsetforyou.gov.uk/community-safety