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Public Spaces Protection Order for Skipton's Coach Street Car Park

Craven District Council is cracking down on anti-social behaviour in Coach Street Car Park, in Skipton.

John Dawson Coach St

The Council has implemented a Public Spaces Protection Order for the car park, after a number of complaints from residents about noise and disruption in the area.

The Order prohibits unacceptable behaviour in the car park including driving vehicles recklessly and playing loud music in a way that disturbs local residents.

People who break the conditions can get fined or taken to court.

Councillor John Dawson (Skipton North) said: "I am pleased that the Order has been introduced after an extensive consultation and hope that life will be improved for local residents.  

"I hope that those people who have been misusing the car park in the past and been a nuisance to law-abiding citizens will respect the Order, but if they don't they can expect to be taken to task by the Council for their unacceptable behaviour."

PSPOs were introduced as part of a range of measures in the Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014, and are intended to stop individuals or groups committing anti-social behaviour in a public place.

A PSPO is intended to deal with a particular nuisance or problem in a specific area that is detrimental to the local community's quality of life, by imposing conditions on the use of that area, allowing the community to enjoy the area safe from anti-social behaviour.