A CONSULTATION period on the enforcement of a public protection order in Rhyl town centre has just over a week to go.

A public space protection order (PSPO) for Rhyl town centre would help to prevent and deal with individuals and groups consuming alcohol and/or causing anti-social behaviour in the area, and would be the third PSPO in the area since 2016.

While Denbighshire County Council and North Wales Police continue to work with partner organisations to find solutions to help prevent anti-social behaviour, rates in the area remain high.

A PSPO would offer North Wales Police an additional tool to address these issues.

The public consultation aims to gather people’s thoughts on the effectiveness of implementing a PSPO, as well as whether they believe that the areas specified in the proposed order target the main areas impacted by anti-social behaviour.

The consultation opened on the council’s county conversations portal on November 13 and has received a good response to date.

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With one week to go, the Council is encouraging even more people to get involved with the consultation to have their say on the issue before it closes on January 21.

Cllr Rhys Thomas, lead member for housing and communities, said: “Anti-social behaviour in Rhyl is an important issue that needs to be addressed and we want to hear the public’s views on the possibility of bringing in a public space protection order for the town centre.

“We are keen to hear from a wide range of people living in, or who have previously lived in, Rhyl in order to ensure that any PSPO that is brought in suits the needs of the area.

"With one week left I would urge as many people as possible to take part in the consultation before it closes to help us ensure that any decisions we make reflect the views of local people.”

To take part in the consultation, go to: https://countyconversation.denbighshire.gov.uk/project/745.