Decisions made on dog control and street drinking orders

An order aimed at tackling alcohol-fuelled anti-social behaviour in the city centre helps de-escalate situations, councillors have heard.

An alcohol PSPO (public space protection order) and another targeting dog control were due to expire this year.

But both are being extended by Worcester City Council following a public consultation.

A separate city centre PSPO banning dangerous cycling, the feeding of gulls and aggressive begging is being scrapped.

Members of the council’s communities committee heard that police have used the alcohol PSPO to reduce and pre-empt anti-social behaviour.

The order gives officers the power to take drinks off people if there is a suspicion that the drinking could lead to anti-social behaviour.

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