Public consultation to introduce a Public Space Protection Order for Rhyl town centre

Aerial view of Rhyl in Wales - United Kingdom

Denbighshire County Council and North Wales Police intend to secure a Town Centre Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) for Rhyl Town Centre and are seeking the public’s views on the issue.

This PSPO will prevent and deal with individuals and groups consuming alcohol and/or causing anti-social behaviour in Rhyl Town Centre. This would be the third PSPO that has been live in the area since 2016.

While a number of measures are in place to help combat anti-social behaviour in Rhyl town centre, such as regular meetings between partner organisations to discuss how to collectively tackle problems, provision of services for those with alcohol issues and the new Rhyl Youth Centre, the rates of anti-social behaviour in the area remain high.

While we will continue to work in partnership to prevent these issues in future, a PSPO would offer North Wales Police an additional tool to address these issues.

The public consultation opened on the Council’s County Conversations portal from the 13th of November and will be accepting responses until the 21st of January.

Cllr Rhys Thomas, Lead Member for Housing and Communities, said: “We would encourage anyone currently living in Rhyl, or who has previously lived in the area, to take part in this consultation to share their views on the matter. We want to hear people’s thoughts on the effectiveness of implementing a PSPO, as well as whether they believe that the areas specified in the proposed order target the main areas impacted by anti-social behaviour.

“Anti-social behaviour is an important issue that needs to be addressed in the area and we are keen to hear the public’s views on the matter in order for us to ensure that our public protection measures in Rhyl suit the needs of the area.”

 

To take part in the consultation, head over to the County Conversations website: https://countyconversation.denbighshire.gov.uk/project/745