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Street Drinking and Anti-social Behaviour Frome Town centre

Frome NPT have had a number of reports regarding people drinking Alcohol in Frome Town Centre, leads to anti-social behaviour. We remain committed to dealing with such reports. As a result of the reports received we have taken a proactive approach to deal with these issues. We are increasing patrols in the area and continue to engage and educate individuals located. The town centre is covered by a Public Spaces Protection Order which means a person in a restricted area who fails to stop consuming intoxicating substances when directed by an authorised person or who fails to surrender intoxicating substances in their possession to an authorised person commits an offence. For more information on this please look at this link https://www.mendip.gov.uk/media/21729/PSPO-ASB-Street-Drinking-Dog-Fouling-district-wide/pdf/PSPO___ASB_Street_Drinking__Dog_Fouling_-_district_wide.pdf?m=636939625266300000 . We encourage members of the public to continue to report incidents of Anti-social behaviour in the area via 101 or online via this page.

Actions

  • Thursday 22nd October, 2020

    Frome Neighbourhood Policing Team continue to conduct patrols in the area both individually and with Enforcement officers from Mendip District Council where we continue to engage and educate individuals about the Public Space Protection Order. (PSPO)

    Please consider phoning 101 or 999 if it is an emergency, to report any breaches where people are street drinking and causing anti social behaviour.

  • Wednesday 7th October, 2020

    Frome Neighbourhood Policing Team has conducted joint patrols with  Mendip District Council enforcement officers within Frome town centre

  • Sunday 20th September, 2020

    Section 34 Dispersal Orders continue to be put into place at the weekends to tackle  street drinking in and around the town centre.

    Frome Neighbourhood Policing Team continue to inforce the Public Spaces Protection Order in collaboration with Mendip District Council.

    Please consider phoning 101 or 999 if it is an emergency, to report any breaches where people are street drinking and causing anti social behaviour.

  • Thursday 13th August, 2020

    In partnership with Frome Town Council, New signage pertaining to the Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) in Frome have been displayed in numerous locations across the town.

    These signs define the PSPO. Frome NPT continue to engage with members of the public in theses areas.

    As a result of previous, positive action taken by Frome NPT on the 11th July 2020, one male will attend court following his arrest for breaching his dispersal order.

  • Wednesday 5th August, 2020

    A Section 34 Dispersal Order was in place over the weekend of the 5pm 7th August to 5pm 9th August. This was a in place for 48 hours. It provides officers with a power to disperse persons and prevent them from returning within the 48 hours. If they return with in that time they commit an offence for which they can be prosecuted

  • Friday 24th July, 2020

    A Section 34 Dispersal Order was in place over the weekend of the 5pm 24th July to 5pm 26th July. This was a in place for 48 hours. It provides officers with a power to disperse persons and prevent them from returning within the 48 hours. If they return with in that time they commit an offence for which they can be prosecuted

  • Saturday 11th July, 2020

    2 males were issued with dispersal notices on the morning of the 11th July not to return to the area for 48hours. These 2 males returned to the area latter that area and were arrested for breaching their notices.

  • Friday 10th July, 2020

    A Section 34 Dispersal Order was in place over the weekend from 5pm 10th July to 5pm 12th July. This was a in place for 48 hours. It provides officers with a power to disperse persons and prevent them from returning within the 48 hours. If they return with in that time they commit an offence for which they can be prosecuted

  • Wednesday 8th July, 2020

    Patrols of the town centre continue. Groups of people have been spoken to and advised on the Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO).

  • Wednesday 8th July, 2020

    A Section 34 Dispersal Order was in place over the weekend of the 4 and 5th July. This was a in place for 48 hours. It provides officers with a power to disperse persons and prevent them from returning within the 48 hours. If they return with in that time they commit an offence for which they can be prosecuted.

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