In June, Brighton and Hove City Council expanded its fining scheme which was previously reserved for litter-bugs, graffiti and dog mess.
It announced that human defecation, spitting and urinating would be punished too under its fines for “extreme antisocial behaviour”.
The move came after a rise in complaints to the council about these types of deeply offensive activities.Well, it's now September. How's it gone?
But, two months on, no one has received a fine, a council spokeswoman confirmed.Oh...
Seems to be a theme developing here:
Brighton and Hove City Council brought in “public space protection orders” (PSPO) in 2017.
The powers were billed as effective tools to tackle antisocial activities including people living in vehicles and tents in the city’s public spaces.
The council promised that, on request by an authorised officer, police officer or police community support officer, anyone challenged would need to remove any vehicle, caravan or tent within 12 hours.Yeah. You guessed. They lied.
Now the council has said the order can only “ask” people to move the tents.Pity the Advertising Standards Authority can't get involved. It could bankrupt every useless council in the country.