Prior to the PSPO, the problem was raised at community meetings and a multi-agency tasking group - made up of officers from police, the council and The Gateshead Housing Company - set about finding the pattern of behaviour.
The PSPO will give the police officers and council officer the powers to remove people from the area who are in breach of the order and also fine them.
Breach of a PSPO is a criminal offence and could land you with a fine of up to PS1,000.
Behaviours which can be controlled via the introduction of a PSPO include: Controlling access over public |land; The consumption of alcohol | Dogs roaming freely and/or |fouling; Storage of household items or |waste; Storage of wheelie bins; | Aggressive behaviours linked to |begging, street peddling or preaching.
We are pleased that the council dropped its PSPO
plan not just because of its potential detriment for culture in the city but also because of the civil liberty issue.
Coun McKay said: "Many did feel that the PSPO was the right tool to deal with this issue, but many also contrarily argued that the vibrancy of the city centre provided by busking, by debate and by free speech were far more important priorities.
In the light of the consultation I'm pleased to announce we will not be proceeding with the PSPO.
The CACI team brings critical staff that will help PSPO
carry out its essential tasks with seamless continuity of service and no disruption of operations.
Prior to the PSPO, the problem was raised at community meetings and a multi-agency tasking group - made up of officers from Northumbria Police, Gateshead Council and The Gateshead Housing Company - set about finding the pattern of behaviour.
PSPOs can be enforced by a police officer, police community support officer and council officers.
The PSPOs are flexible and more than one condition can be included on a single order to prevent specified certain activities.
Coventry is one of several local authorities across the country exploring the use of PSPOs to deal with illegal traveller camps.