Nottingham – Steals From the Poor – Gives to the Rich By J.C.

23 October 2018 — TruePublica

Human rights campaigning organisation Liberty has called on Nottingham City Council to abandon plans which will penalise some of the city’s most vulnerable people – and anyone trying to help them.

The organisation responded to a consultation on the council’s proposed Public Space Protection Order (PSPO), which closed on Wednesday 3 October.

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Manifesto Club newsletter – Busybodies’ Charter – A Three-Year Review

27 September 2017 — Manifesto Club

Three-year review of PSPOs; Richmond’s ban on picking up pebbles; A campaigner’s guide to LGA guidance; Privacy of the home under threat, and more…

REPORT: ‘BUSYBODIES’ CHARTER’ – A THREE-YEAR REVIEW

A new Manifesto Club report gives a scary account of three years of Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) powers. We found that 189 new PSPOs have been passed in the past 16 months, meaning that nearly half of all UK authorities now have an order in place. These include: Sunderland’s ban on ‘bin raking’; Southampton’s ban on ‘loitering for the purpose of begging’; Bassetlaw’s ban on under-16s standing in groups of 3 or more; and Rushcliffe’s ban on sleeping in the open air. See the report here. The report was covered in media including The Times, Daily Mail, Telegraph, Press Association, Metro, and local media. See full media here. CAMPAIGNING LATEST:

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UK: BRIEFING DOCUMENT – COUNCILS CRIMINALISING YOUTH ACTIVITIES

2 October 2015 —Manifesto Club

BRIEFING DOCUMENT – COUNCILS CRIMINALISING YOUTH ACTIVITIES

 
Online briefing: Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs) – which give councils powers to ban activities which have a ‘detrimental effect’ on the ‘quality of life’ – are increasingly being used to target youth activities such as skateboarding, swimming, or even just gathering in groups.

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