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Review of town centre public space protection order (PSPO)

Community, safety and emergencies

19 November 2021

Corby HiStreet

North Northamptonshire Council’s Executive committee agreed the renewal of a Public Space Protection Order at yesterday’s Executive meeting. 

The Public Space Protection Order applies to Corby Town Centre and surrounding area and was first granted in December 2015. North Northants Council is required to review the order and apply for a further PSPO every three years in order to keep it in place.

The Order prohibits:

  • Persons to be in possession of open containers with alcohol in, within the area covered by the PSPO
  • Persons not to drink, consume or take intoxicating substances within the area covered by the PSPO
  • Persons not to act in a manner that causes alarm, harassment or distress as a result of consuming alcohol or taking intoxicating substances
  • Persons not to beg within the area covered by the PSPO

These conditions can be enforced by a Police Officer, PCSO and Neighbourhood Wardens. 

North Northants Council is proposing that the conditions and the area that the Order covers remains the same, and that it continues for a period of three years. A copy of the Order and a map showing the area it covers can be seen on the North Northants Council website.

Residents have until midnight on Thursday 25th November to put their views forward on the proposals and can do so by using an online form.

A safe environment within communities is a priority for North Northants Council and putting a PSPO in place in Corby Town Centre has allowed us to tackle Anti-Social Behaviour issues for a number of years. We hope to keep the PSPO in place and look forward to hearing the views of those who live and spend time in the area.Executive Member for Housing and Community, Cllr Andy Mercer
The PSPO in Corby Town Centre has been in place for a number of years and we are keen to hear resident’s views. We want everyone to feel safe and find out if there is anything more we can do contribute to this.Leader of North Northants Council, Cllr Jason Smithers