Canterbury Bid

PSPO Summary Conditions

There are three proposed PSPOs:

  • Canterbury City
  • Canterbury Coastal
  • Dog Control

Canterbury City and Coastal PSPOs 

The conditions of the Canterbury City and Coastal PSPOs are the same:

  1. a) Refuses to stop drinking alcohol or hand over any containers (sealed or unsealed) which are believed to contain alcohol, when required to do so by an authorised officer in order to prevent public nuisance or disorder.
  1. b) Shouts, swears or acts in a manner as to cause, harassment, alarm or distress to any person within the Designated Area or on land adjacent to the Designated Area or to any person living nearby.
  1. c) Persistently begs. Persistently begging involves begging on more than one occasion and includes all passive and active methods used to receive alms
  1. d) Urinates or defecates in a public place. This includes the doorway or alcove of any premises to which the public has direct or implied access.
  1. e) Graffiti, deface, fly post, affix any notice, picture or sign on any structure, object or surface e.g. underpasses, walls, trees, pavements, bridges, street furniture, signs etc, temporarily or permanently, without permission of the owner
  1. f) Refuses to cease busking, or their street entertainment, when asked to do so by an authorised officer after being advised that they are not complying with the Guide to Busking in Canterbury; or subsequent relevant documentation or updated editions.
  1. g) Climbs onto or jumps from any building or structure owned, managed by or on behalf of the council without prior permission from the council.
  1. h) Trades as a pedlar and:
  • Remains in any location for more than 10 minutes unless it is to complete a transaction
  • Locates themselves within 50 metres of their previous location
  • Returns to any location already occupied in the last three hours
  • Obstructs the highway or shop, commercial, business, residential etc entrances

Dog control

  1. a) Dog Fouling – when asked cannot demonstrate they have the appropriate means to pick up their dog’s faeces, for example two dog waste bags.
  2. b) Dog Fouling – allows the dog to foul in a public place and then fails to remove the waste and dispose of it in an appropriate receptacle.
  3. c) Keeping of Dogs on Leads – fails to keep the dog on a lead and under physical control by use of any combination of a lead, harness and muzzle at all times within restricted areas identified by this Order.
  4. d) Dog Exclusion – takes the dog onto or allows the dog to enter or remain on restricted areas identified by this Order.

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