Car cruising ban proposed for Newcastle-under-Lyme after 300 complaints lodged

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Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council are set to discuss the implementation of a public space protection order (PSPO) to stop car cruising. 

The licensing and public protection committee will discuss the proposal today (11 June) after figures from the Local Democracy Reporting Service revealed that there had been 293 complaints made in the last two years. 

113 of the complaints related to incidents that took place in Wolstanton Retail Park between 2022 and 2023. Other popular car cruising locations include the A34, the A500, Beata Road, and Lymedale Industrial Estate. 

If the PSPO is approved, those caught cruising could be fined as much as £1,000 if taken to the magistrates’ court. A £100 fixed penalty notice will be in place. 

The PSPO would be in place for three years. After three years, it will be reviewed and extended if necessary. 

Car cruising is an ongoing issue throughout Staffordshire. Stafford Borough Council recently considered a similar PSPO to stop car cruising and racing on the A34

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