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Council consults on enforcement against vulnerable residents


Hackney Council is urging people to have their say on the local approach to dealing with vulnerable people who engage in anti-social behaviour in public spaces.

Residents have until 24 September to respond to the consultation.

The council is using the consultation to shape its public space anti-social behaviour enforcement strategy and asks if it is 'getting the balance right' between tackling anti-social behaviour and addressing its causes.

More than 80,000 people signed a petition in 2015 calling on Hackney council to ditch plans to fine rough sleepers who breach public space protection orders.

The petition forced the council to abandon plans to fine persistent rough sleepers.

Healthwatch Hackney criticised local enforcement tactics in its report on the health and wellbeing of Hackney sex workers because they deter vulnerable people with complex health and care needs from seeking support.

You can respond to the consultation here.


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