Plans to tackle street drinking, begging and camping in Adur and Worthing’s public spaces

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Plans to tackle street drinking, begging and camping in Adur and Worthing’s town centres and public spaces have been published for consultation.

Adur and Worthing Councils are seeking residents’ views on three new Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs) to continue their ‘proactive approach’ in tackling anti-social behaviour and making the two areas amongst the safest places to live and visit in the UK.

Feedback is being sought through either an online survey on the council website or by filling in a paper form, which can be picked up in foyers of council buildings.

All the responses will be reviewed by executive members in late April 2016 and then their findings will be announced.

Councillor Daniel Humphreys, leader of Worthing Borough Council, said: “I urge all the residents of Worthing to take part in this important public consultation process.

“Worthing is a great place and its residents and the many visitors to the town, deserve to be allowed to go about their business without having to witness the disruptive and sometimes upsetting consequences of individuals who drink in the street or set up camp in unsuitable and unsupported environments.

“I fully support this process and look forward to reviewing the public consultation results in April this year.”

Councillor Neil Parkin, leader of Adur District Council, added: “Following the unwelcome rise of individuals who unlawfully camp overnight in various sites across the district, I welcome residents views on implementing this PSPO.

“For the residents living close to these areas and for the officers who have to deal with the impact of unauthorised camping, this can lead to nuisance, anti-social behaviour and increased need for cleansing and waste service intervention.

“This is due to the lack of public amenities and waste disposal services often resulting in littering, inappropriate disposal of waste and damage to nearby facilities.”

For more information visit www.adur-worthing.gov.uk

Representations can also be emailed to legal.mail@adur-worthing.gov.uk

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