BARNSLEY residents who live near the town centre where a ‘banning order’ is in place to stop antisocial behaviour have been urged to have their say on plans to extend it.

Paul Brannan, head of Barnsley Council’s Safer Neighbourhood Service which works in conjunction with the police to implement the public space protection order (PSPO), has appealed to the public this week ahead of the consultation’s end next month.

PSPOs are designed to deal with problematic behaviour in a particular area and allow councils to introduce restrictions on the use of the area to make sure that people can enjoy the space, safe from antisocial behaviour.

The public consultation will run until December 9.

Coun Jenny Platts said: “We want the views of as many local people as possible to help form the future of the PSPO to keep the town centre vibrant and make it a safe place to live, work and visit.

“Feedback from the consultation will be analysed and used to inform the decision about how to progress the PSPO and make sure it is fit for purpose for the years to come."

Visit to have your say.