Coming soon to a city near you ………,stupid laws and regulations!
Yup, they’re doing it in England and the States, BUT, we got them all beat!!
In England, Councils creating ‘bizarre new criminal offences’
A campaign group has criticised a new law which allows councils to ban activities such as begging in public. Credit: PA Wire
A new law which allows councils to ban activities in public spaces is leading to “bizarre new criminal offences”, campaigners claim.
Under the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act, local authorities can use public spaces protection orders (PSPOs) to ban certain activities.
But the Manifesto Club – which campaigns against heavy regulation – said the Act allowed authorities to “ban pretty much anything” and create a “patchwork of criminal law”.
PSPOs have been used to enforce the following new laws:
  • In Colchester, it is now a crime to drive into a retail park after 6pm unless the motorist is using the facilities
  • It is a crime to have an open container of alcohol in Cambridge
  • In Poole, people are banned from begging in certain areas
  • Lincoln City Council has banned the consumption of alcohol and legal highs in public spaces in the city centre
  • Under-21s are banned from entering a tower block in Oxford unless they are a visitor or live there
PA Wire