Agenda item



The Committee received a report on the Introduction of Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) Llanelli Town Centre.  The report, presented by the Cabinet Member for Rural Affairs, Community Cohesion and Planning Policy sought the committee to review and assess the information contained in the report relating to the making of a new PSPO for Llanelli Town Centre.


Members noted that in 2020, Carmarthenshire County Council made a Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) undersection 59 of the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 to address the alcohol-related nuisance and disorder in parts of Llanelli Town Centre. The Order came into force on 1st October 2020 and expired on 30th September 2023.


The report stated that Carmarthenshire County Council believes that the PSPO had been effective in reducing alcohol-related anti-social behaviour. However, the anti-social consumption of alcohol, controlled drugs and psychoactive substances in Llanelli Town Centre has had, and was likely to continue to have, a detrimental effect on the quality of life of people within the locality.  There were ongoing concerns amongst the community and the police regarding this issue, and in addition, drug-related concerns have been raised.

These concerns are supported by crime and disorder data and evidence the need for a new PSPO to be implemented to give identified officers additional powers to deal with these issues.


The Committee after consideration of the report were happy with the content of the report and therefore had no comments or queries to raise.  Committee members were in support of the introduction of the PSPO in Llanelli for the reasons stated in the report.


UNANIMOUSLY RESOLVED TO RECOMMEND TO CABINET that the Introduction of Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) – Llanelli Town Centre be approved.


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