West Leeds: New orders to tackle street drinking and bin problems


ASBO-like measures to ban the public drinking of alcohol in Armley, Farsley and Pudsey have been passed by council chiefs.

Leeds City Council wants to introduce Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs) for 18 areas across the city in a bid to tackle problems with anti-social behaviour.

And in Armley, the PSPO will include banning people from leaving their bins in the street outside of set hours.

Failure to comply with an order can result in a fixed penalty notice of £100 or a maximum fine of £1,000.

A council report recommending approval of the measures says there is ‘anecdotal information’ from Leeds City Council’s Cleaner Neighbourhoods Team supporting a ‘household wastes’ provision within Harehills and Armley. It adds:

“Residents and Leeds City Council’s Cleaner Neighbourhoods Team have identified issues in some areas with waste receptacles and household waste being left in the street for prolonged periods of time.

“This is detrimental (harmful) in terms of causing obstructions for vehicles and pedestrians, and in terms of health. When bins are being left out, this causes and contributes to littering, fly tipping and poses a hazard to residents. Despite various initiatives over the years by residents and the Cleaner Neighbourhoods Team, some areas have shown no real improvement. 

“It is therefore proposed that the Harehills and Armley PSPO will include a provision which makes it clear when residents should or should not leave out household wastes and waste containers for collection.”

The survey saw 1,117 people respond , 76 per cent of which supported a PSPO plan.

The orders are due to come in on October 18.

Check out the council report in full here.

The Dispatch commented on the proposals here.






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