Crackdown on anti-social yobs and nuisance dogs in Gainsborough parks

The Trinity Arts Centre, Gainsborough G111021-8b
The Trinity Arts Centre, Gainsborough G111021-8b

Groups drinking alcohol, throwing litter and causing anti-social behaviour in Gainsborough could lead to dispersal zones being introduced.

West Lindsey District Council is considering making two orders to improve public spaces in Gainsborough – and wants your opinions.

Following concern from local residents and visitors, the council is considering a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) to cover the grounds of the Trinity Arts Centre and the pocket park on Cleveland Street.

The order proposes to ban the consumption of alcohol or possession of an open container of alcohol on the land, and to require dogs to be kept on leads. However, the council is also seeking opinions on excluding dogs, other than guide and medical alert dogs, from the land.

The council has also been asked to make a PSPO on land belonging to Gainsborough Town Council. This order would require that dogs are kept on leads on all town council land and are excluded from children’s play areas.

It would also see the consumption of alcohol or use of motorised vehicles for recreational purposes banned, unless as part of an event organised by, or with the consent of the town council.

This would replace current Dog Control Orders made by the town council, and would see dogs permitted back on land they have previously been banned from, as long as they are kept on a lead.