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People in Corfe Mullen and West Parley are being asked for their views on proposed Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs) in their area.

In Corfe Mullen the order is for a public thoroughfare between Phelipps Road and Rushcombe Way while the other order covers West Parley Amenity Area, off Christchurch Road, West Parley.

The PSPOs would prohibit a number of antisocial activities such the drinking of alcohol and littering. In Corfe Mullen the PSPO would require dogs to be kept on leads at all times and the PSPO in West Parley would update an existing Byelaw and allow the issue of Fixed Penalty Notices for any breaches.  Enforcement would be undertaken by council officers.

PSPOs were introduced in October 2014 by the Antisocial Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act and are designed to deal with a particular nuisance or problem in a particular area that is detrimental to the local community’s quality of life.

Cllr Mrs Barbara Manuel, Portfolio Holder for Community at East Dorset District Council, said: “We have had a number of issues reported to us at both of these locations which have been causing a nuisance to our residents. The Public Space Protection Orders will allow our officers to deal with any problems that arise in these areas and make everyone feel safer.”

The consultations on both orders started on 5 February and continue until 18 March 2016. They highlight the restrictions that are being proposed, and views are invited on whether these are appropriate.

The consultation for Corfe Mullen can be found at

The consultation for West Parley is at

Paper copies are also available from the District and Parish Council Offices. A final report on the consultation will go to the Portfolio Holder for Community and Cabinet at East Dorset District Council.


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