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New anti-social behaviour power

Police carA new legal order that will give the council and the police greater power to curb anti-social behaviour in public places is set to be introduced across Slough.

The council wants to use a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) to prohibit a range of activities including street drinking, going to the toilet in public, spitting and dog fouling.

The PSPO will give officers from Slough Borough Council and Thames Valley Police the right to issue on-the-spot fines of up to £100 or take rule-breakers to court to face a heftier sentence.

A conviction for breaching the PSPO could carry a fine of up to £1,000.

The council is running a 28-day public consultation on the plans before leaders make a final decision in March. Residents who want to participate are encouraged to:

The closing date for feedback is Monday 13 February.

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