From Brighton & Hove News –
Twelve areas of Brighton and Hove have been granted special protection from travellers after a vote by councillors on Thursday 14 July.
The 12 sites will be subject to a “public spaces protection order” (PSPO) which is intended to tackle anti-social behaviour.
The order – to be made by Brighton and Hove City Council – sets out prohibited behaviours which would include
- occupying any vehicle, caravan, tent or other structure
- driving any vehicle on grass
- littering or fly-tipping
- lighting or maintaining a fire
- defecating or urinating
The order would empower the council or police to
- remove any vehicle, caravan, tent or other structure within 12 hours
- dispose of items as directed
- put out any fires
- require people to give their name, address and date of birth
A report to councillors said that the orders were intended to tackle anti-social behaviour that was
- having a detrimental effect on the quality of life of those in the locality
- persistent or continuous and
The 12 sites are
- The Greenway next to the railway in the New England Quarter
- Hollingbury Park
- Lawn Memorial Cemetery and adjacent land in Woodingdean
- Preston Park
- Rottingdean Recreation Ground
- The seafront including the A259 from Black Rock to Hove Lagoon
- Sheepcote Valley and East Brighton Park
- St Helen’s Green
- Stanmer Park
- Surrenden Field
- Wild Park
Some of the sites are sensitive because they have heritage status, are heavily used or are next to densely populated areas.
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