Chesterfield residents and businesses were encouraged to take part in a consultation on measures to tackle anti-social behaviour in Chesterfield town centre.
The consultation gave people the chance to have their say on the Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs) the council plans to introduce in areas of the town centre.
These would mean that anyone found drinking alcohol in the town centre would be forced to hand over opened or unopened containers of alcohol if requested by an authorised officer or police officer.
The new rules would also:
- Ban positioning or occupying any tent or other temporary structure without the landowner’s permission
- Ban any activity or behaviour causing nuisance, alarm, harassment or distress to any other person
- Ban loitering around cash machines, shopping centre entrances, shop entrances or car park ticket and payment machines for the purposes of begging
- Ban urinating or defecating other than in a facility specifically designed for such use – ie in public toilets
- Ban leaving unattended any personal effects or belongings or any other material or paraphernalia.
The rules would be in place in this area in Chesterfield town centre: