Following public consultation, Newport City Council has put in place a Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) for part of Maesglas – part of Gaer electoral ward - with the backing of Newport City Homes and Gwent Police.
The PSPO allows the council to close the path running behind the Maesglas shops on Cardiff Road and restricts certain anti-social behaviour in public spaces in part of Maesglas to deal with the types of behaviour that local people said concerned them.
- Refusing to stop drinking alcohol or to hand over containers of alcohol, when required to do so by an authorised officer
- Behaving in a manner that has caused or is likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress to a member of the public and refusing to disperse from the area
- Selling, using or possessing intoxicating substances, this does not include tobacco products or prescribed medicines. If someone does this a police officer can take the substances from them
- Using the path that has been closed by the gates unless they need to use the path for access to the rear of the shops affected
Any person who, without reasonable excuse, fails to comply with the PSPO commits an offence and could be liable on conviction to a fine of up to £1,000 (up to £500 for the alcohol restriction).
Police and council officers will give offenders the opportunity, in the first instance, to pay a fixed penalty notice of £100 to avoid prosecution.
Download the Maesglas PSPO (pdf)
Download the Maesglas PSPO boundary map (pdf)
Download the map showing the path closed by the gates in Maesglas (pdf)
Report incidents of crime, disorder or anti-social behaviour to Gwent Police on 101 or email email@example.com
Or email Newport City Council at firstname.lastname@example.org