Public signs warn people not to defecate in Peterborough

'Sad indictment' on society that we need to be reminded

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Public signs warn people not to defecate in Peterborough

Signs warning people not to defecate in public have been put up in Peterborough.

The signs are part of a new Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) zone created by Peterborough City Council, and on-the-spot fines can be handed out.


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The Peterborough PES (Prevention and Enforcement Service), shared the news on its Twitter page.

Speaking to the BBC, John Read from Clean Up Britain, said: "It's a very sad indictment on our society that people have to be reminded not to defecate in a public place.

"It's ridiculous for councils to have to waste money putting up these sort of signs, but the same very much applies to litter and fly-tipping.

"I'm afraid it seems to be symptomatic of a decline in community pride and respect for the wider environment."


A PES spokesperson said that the two PSPOs cover a range of anti-social behaviour, including defecation, but that they anticipate the majority of fines to be issued for littering.

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