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Rules to prevent people found guilty of serious crimes from serving on local councils will be strengthened following a public consultation, the Government has announced.
The government’s decision not to introduce buffer zones outside abortion clinics has been criticised by Ealing Council.
An East London council is set to be the first to issue on-the-spot fines for people using prostitutes.
Wakefield Council has launched a consultation on proposals to use anti-social behaviour legislation to tackle ‘aggressive’ begging.
Ealing Council has welcomed what it described as a ‘landmark decision’ by the High Court to uphold its right to establish a safe zone around abortion clinic.
Councils wanting to restrict protests outside abortion clinics have been challenged by a group of campaigners, including human rights activist Peter Tatchell.
Windsor and Maidenhead have decided to withdraw a paper detailing its plans to tackle rough sleeping and anti-social behaviour saying it needed ‘further work’.
Mansfield's District Council has relaxed its 24-hour ban on cycling in the town centre, which it said was introduced ‘to tackle anti-social cycling at busy times’.
Richmondshire council is set to introduce an order banning groups of youths congregating in Colburn after more than 200 incidents of anti-social behaviour were reported.
A council is considering creating a ‘safe zone’ around a women's health clinic in order to prevent intimidation and harassment from anti-abortion protestors.