New restrictions to East Riding towns and villages in bid to tackle anti-social behaviour

Hessle Foreshore protection order
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Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs) have been extended in six areas across the East Riding to combat anti-social behaviour.

The orders, which are already in place in Hessle, Bridlington and Beverley, are designed to ban unreasonable behaviour affecting residents’ quality of life. East Riding of Yorkshire Council has now expanded these orders to include new restrictions at each location following complaints about nuisance behaviour caused by young people in cars and street drinking. The orders also ban dogs from five new play areas - three in Driffield and one each in Holme-on-Spalding-Moor and Woodmansey.

Public Space Protection Orders were first introduced in the East Riding in 2016, when 168 orders were put in place across the area. Following complaints, the council also consulted on these new restrictions with the police, town and parish councils, the emergency services, public utilities companies, members of the public and, for the Hessle application, the Humber Bridge Board.

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These new restrictions came into effect on Saturday 1 June and include:

Hessle

Additional restrictions have been imposed on Hessle Foreshore and nearby car parks including council-owned land and car parks owned by the Humber Bridge Board due to the anti-social use of vehicles, following repeated pleas from local residents.

The order now prohibits:

  • The playing of music or noise from any device that causes a nuisance

  • Driving in a manner likely to cause nuisance, alarm, harassment, intimidation or distress to others

  • Honking car horns or revving car engines to cause a nuisance

This restriction applies to the vehicle driver, passengers and anyone congregating to watch

Bridlington

The new restrictions include a ban on alcohol consumption in Wellington Road, Victoria Road, and part of Trinity Road, from Wellington Road to the junction with Tennyson Avenue. This change was prompted by Humberside Police due to the nuisance caused by street drinkers.

Beverley

In Beverley, there's a clampdown on alcohol consumption on parts of Walkergate, Swabys Yard and Dyer Lane, following disturbances from street drinkers congregating around benches in the area.

Driffield, Holme-on-Spalding-Moor and Woodmansey

In Driffield, Holme-on-Spalding-Moor and Woodmansey, additional restrictions have been placed on dogs being present in three new fenced play areas on Raynards Avenue, Clarke Drive and Nalton Drive, Driffield; one new fenced play area in Brodwick Drive, Holme-on-Spalding-Moor; and one new fenced play area in Acasia Gardens, Woodmansey. These measures align with planning requirements following the construction of new housing developments.

Nigel Brignall, manager of the anti-social behaviour team at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: "The expansion of these orders show we take anti-social behaviour seriously in the East Riding."

"We received a number of complaints about nuisance being caused at sites on Hessle Foreshore by youths in cars, and street drinking in Bridlington and Beverley, so we've varied these orders to clamp down on these types of behaviour and to help keep residents and visitors to those areas safe and to improve their quality of life."

"Our officers will continue to work with Humberside Police to monitor these areas and any other anti-social behaviour that gets reported to us."

"The extension of the orders in Driffield, Holme on Spalding Moor and Woodmansey will help keep children safe whilst playing."