Market Arcade PSPO
A public space protection order (PSPO) is designed to prevent anti-social behaviour in a public place where it is disturbing, or is likely to disturb, local people's quality of life, and the behaviour is likely to continue and is unreasonable.
PSPOs can restrict access to public spaces (including some highways) where the route is being used to commit anti-social behaviour and can be enforced by a police officer, police community support officer and delegated council officers.
A breach of a PSPO is a criminal offence and a fixed penalty notice of up to £100 may be issued, or a fine of up to £1,000 on prosecution.
Consultation closed 11 March 2018
Newport City Council is proposing to gate off Market Arcade (currently a public right of way) in the evenings to prevent anti-social behaviour.
Anyone whose property uses the lane will have access and no-one would be trapped in the lane as the proposed gates will open into Market Street or High Street.
Your comments will be considered by the council in its decision on whether to introduce the PSPO.