Leeds Council set to renew Public Space Protection Orders banning street drinking in these 13 areas

Orders banning drinking in public places are set to be renewed in 13 locations across Leeds.

Tuesday, 11th August 2020, 7:18 am
Updated Tuesday, 11th August 2020, 7:20 am

The orders are designed to prevent anti-social behaviour fuelled by booze and were last renewed by Leeds City Council in 2017.

There are additional restrictions proposed to crack down on anti-social behaviour in the grounds of St James's Hospital and Leeds General Infirmary, banning alcohol, drugs or people refusing to leave the hospital after treatment.

If renewed, the Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs) will also require households in Armley and Harehills to clear their wheelie bins and only have them in the street from 6pm the night before collection and 9pm on collection day.

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The orders are designed to prevent anti-social behaviour fuelled by booze

Putting up temporary structures such as tents will be banned in the city centre without the permission of Leeds Council.

The council has launched a public consultation for feedback on the new draft PSPOs before it considers whether to make them final 'orders'.

Consultation opened on Monday, August 10 and will run to Sunday, September 6.

The council has recently put a protection order in place in Headingley, Hyde Park, Weetwood, Little London and Woodhouse following concerns raised by residents and local businesses.

The PSPOs are proposed for the following Leeds areas:

- Armley

- Burmantofts and St James's Hospital

- City Centre and LGI

- Farsley

- Swillington

- Guiseley

- Harehills

- Horsforth

- Kippax and Allerton Bywater

- Otley

- Pudsey

- Wetherby

- Yeadon

You can fill out the consultation survey here.

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