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An order banning certain people from Coventry City Centre has been approved

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An order banning certain people from Coventry City Centre has been approved.

The Public Space Protection Order means beggars, nuisance buskers, illegal pedlars and leaflet distributors can be given Fixed Penalty Notices for £100.

If beggars can't pay - they'll be put in touch with agencies that can help them. It'll also target people skateboarding or cycling on pavements dangerously.

It's hoped the order will prevent certain people from entering parts of the city centre. Credit: ITV News.

The bill will be reduced to £60 if paid within 14 days under new powers granted to the City Council and Police as part of the Order. Councillor Abdul Khan, Cabinet Member for Policing and Equalities, said:

“The consultation showed that the majority were in favour of a Public Space Protection Order to help the city centre remain a vibrant place that people wanted to work in and visit. Some people felt that a ban on cyclists and skateboarders on pavements between certain times was unfair and would punish responsible people. The PSPO proposals have been changed to give us powers to prosecute anyone doing these in a dangerous and irresponsible manner, whatever time of day.”

– Councillor Abdul Khan.