New powers granted to move on street beggars
New powers have been introduced in a bid to put a stop to anti-social behaviour in Wigan and Leigh town centres.
Public space protection order have been issued by Wigan Council and GMP which will prohibit certain behaviours occurring in the town centres such as begging and the use of intoxicating substances.
Please let’s act now and save lives on Wigan’s streets together this winter Kathleen Pitt A consultation took place in May following a number of complaints and more than 90 per cent of responses were in favour of the order, which will last for three years and began on Monday.
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