In addition to the measures introduced by the Coronavirus Act 2020, the existing powers available to tackle anti-social behaviour can still be used.
In a series of three videos, Kuljit Bhogal, a member of the Cornerstone Barristers Public Law Team, explains how the powers work and how they are relevant to managing anti-social behaviour during the lockdown.
VIDEO 3 - An introduction to Public Spaces Protection Orders - please click here to access the video.
Public Spaces Protection Orders impose controls on public spaces. The transitioned orders which existed before the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 expire in October 2020 after which date there will be no controls on anti-social behaviour in public spaces unless the local authority has made a PSPO.
In this third and last video, Kuljit explains the test that must be satisfied in order for a PSPO to be made and the related case law.
VIDEO 1 - Covid-19 and Community Protection Notices - please click here to access the video.
VIDEO 2 - Covid-19 and Closure Orders - please click here to access the video.