EXISTING measures controlling the consumption of alcohol and dog fouling in public spaces are set to be renewed.

The measures, known as ‘public space protection orders’, or PSPOs, are designed to ‘regulate activities in particular public places that can have a detrimental effect on the local community’ by giving ‘local councils and local police additional powers to tackle anti-social behaviour in specific locations’.

Dog fouling and alcohol consumption orders have existed across the Cheshire West and Chester borough since 2017, but have a shelf-life of three years before needing renewal.

As the 2017 orders are set to expire in October, CWAC officers are recommending councillors approve the renewal at this week’s cabinet meeting.

To facilitate the move, the authority launched a public consultation in July in which 85 percent of residents supported continuing the alcohol control orders, and 84 percent said dog fouling controls should be extended.

Fines for not complying with the dog fouling restrictions are set as a £100 fixed penalty notice, and can be issued to anyone who does not pick up after their dog in a space which the public are permitted or entitled to access.

Signs do not need to be displayed for a fine to be issued.

Fixed penalty notices can also be handed to those who do not surrender alcohol or cease drinking when asked by law enforcement.