New Protection Orders Aim To Tackle Anti-Social Behaviour

dog fouling sign

As of Thursday 1 September residents who breach public space protection orders in could face being fined by the council.

has introduced a new order for each of individual parish council as they look to reduce anti-social behaviour in the area.

New rules mean action will be taken if dogs are on school grounds and children’s play areas while other public spaces like Toll Gavel and have had an alcohol ban.

In a statement release said;

“These orders will include controls over the presence and behaviour of dogs as well as including restrictions on the consumption of alcohol and/or access to parts of the public highway in certain areas.”

“If anyone is found to be in breach of the conditions of the order, such as allowing a dog to foul and not up, the council will take the appropriate action such as issuing a fine.”

“The orders also give officers from powers to seize alcohol from anyone drinking in an area covered by an alcohol restriction.”

, portfolio holder for community involvement and local partnerships at says it is the actions of a selfish few ruin things for others, commenting on the new rules he said;

“Public and open spaces play a vital role in communities.”

“But sometimes, actions of a selfish few can ruin these spaces, through public drunkenness, irresponsible dog ownership or general anti-social behaviour can mean these spaces are lost to the communities who use them.”

“Putting these issues under the umbrella of public space protection orders will give council officers, and the police, a more effective way of dealing with the problems.”

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Some areas in however were surprisingly not named, Skate Park and the playing fields at the Leisure Complex are just two noticeable places not on the list.

Areas In & Molescroft Impacted By The New Rules

Dogs On Leads

St. Martin’s Burial Ground
Minster grounds
St. Nicholas Cemetery
St. John’s Burial Ground
St Mary’s Church Yard
Hengate Memorial Gardens
Burial Ground
St. Mary’s cemetery

Dogs Exclusion Zones

Wylies Road Play area
Laughton Road Play area
Scaife Close play area
Woodmansey Way play area
St. John’s Primary school
St. Mary’s Primary School
Swinemoor Primary School
Manor Nursery School
Primary School
St. Nicholas School
play area
Warwick Drive play area

Alcohol Prohibition Areas

North Bar within
North Bar Without



Toll Gavel
Butcher Row
Lairgate
Beverley Railway Station

Sow Hill
Archery Field Central Avenue
Playing Field



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  1. Laughable how they think they can impose a dog exclusion area but they cant enforce there own opening hours because of lack of staff (Laugthon Road play area)

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