Have your say on renewing dog control and antisocial street drinking measures
Local residents are being asked to have their say on the renewal of borough-wide measures to prohibit antisocial street drinking and ensure that people keep control of dogs in public spaces.
The measures have been in place in Hackney since 2010 and 2013 respectively, and help ensure that residents can enjoy public spaces without experiencing antisocial behaviour.
The proposed dog control public space protection order would ensure that the Council can in specific areas, such as play areas or school playgrounds, and where appropriate, prevent dogs from entering, ensure that they are kept on leads and do not foul land.
The alcohol in public spaces public space protection order would allow police officers or authorised officers to ask people to stop drinking and have drinks confiscated if they are acting antisocially. The measure does not ban drinking in public spaces.
These targeted, limited measures are there to make sure everyone can enjoy our public spaces safely.
They are not outright bans, but ensure that the police or council officers can ask someone to pour away their drink and make sure dogs are kept on leads if these activities are bothering others. They also give the Council the ability to ensure dogs do not enter specific spaces where there are children, such as playgrounds.
Residents are being urged to have their say on the proposed renewal, which will help to shape and inform the public space protection orders: http://consultation.hackney.gov.uk/
The consultations close on: 31 October.