A second consultation is taking place on the proposed Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) for Salisbury, following initial feedback from the public.

The order was first considered to stop street drinking in September last year. 

A consultation period then followed. 

The proposed order would be used to help prevent anti-social behaviour (ASB) in the city and would cover Salisbury plus the surrounding areas of Laverstock, Ford, Quidhampton, Netherhampton, Wilton, Alderbury, Odstock and Coombe Bissett.

If agreed, the PSPO would cover two strands, the first relating to the use of items capable of launching a projectile, such as a catapult.

The second would address anti-social behaviour linked to street drinking in the city centre. If brought in, anyone found to be in breach of the PSPO could be issued with a fixed penalty notice (FPN) of £100.

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The first consultation period ran for six weeks between September and October 2023 and generated more than 150 responses.

The general feedback in the initial responses was for the order to be implemented but with some changes to the boundary area.

After discussion with Wiltshire Police, the changes have been made and the consultation will be open for further discussion. There are no proposed changes to the wording of the order.

Councillor Nick Holder, cabinet member for public protection, said: “We want to thank all the people who took part in the initial consultation on the proposed order, and the response was generally in favour of implementing the proposed PSPO.

“We are also keen to engage with younger people aged under 24 years who were not very responsive in the first consultation; as well as speaking to groups and organisations who may be affected should the order be brought in for their views. However, anyone who missed the initial consultation is also invited to add their views as they wish.”

The second consultation will run until Sunday, February 25 and any additional responses will be considered before the final decision is made.

To view the amended area, find out more about the proposed PSPO for Salisbury and to take part in the consultation, people can visit this website.

Hard copies of the survey are also available at Salisbury Library or by emailing here.