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Consultation launched on Haverfordwest Public Spaces protection order

PEMBROKESHIRE County Council is consulting residents on the planned introduction of a Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) to prevent street drinking and drug taking in a Haverfordwest exclusion zone.

On breach of the Order, Police Community Support Officers or police officers could issue a fixed penalty fine of up to £100. Failure to pay this could result in prosecution and a court fine of up to £1,000.

The Council is seeking public views to gauge the impact intoxicating substance related anti-social behaviour is having on the public in the proposed exclusion zone.

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The consultation is running until 9 March 2022, with the PSPO, if approved, likely to come into force later this year. You can take part in by filling in a short response form.

“Public Spaces Protection Orders are intended to deal with a particular nuisance or problem in a particular area that is detrimental to the local community’s quality of life,” said Cabinet Member for Environment, Public Protection and Welsh Language Cllr Cris Tomas.

“The main benefit is to reduce behaviour that is having a negative impact on communities and the environment, while reducing harmful consumption of alcohol and drugs and protecting vulnerable people.”

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