New byelaws call for Northampton

New byelaws for Northampton could be brought in after a council found wide public support for measures such as a ban on playing games on roads.

Northampton Borough Council asked local people's views on areas to be considered for new local laws.

Following the consultation the council is now asking the government to approve new byelaws.

They include one to ban skateboarding dangerously and another banning urinating in public.

Toilets call

Of the 150 who replied to the survey, 86% backed a ban on the playing of games on streets although a report on the survey to the council said that some people felt such a law would prevent children from getting any exercise.

The survey found that 87% backed a byelaw banning urinating in public.

But the survey found some people calling for more public toilets in the town.

Under the new byelaws, restrictions will be placed on skateboarding in multi-storey car parks, fairground attractions that cause an obstruction to traffic and interference with road warning equipment.

Parish councils, the police, and county council have already backed the proposals.

The council has now applied to the Department of Communities and Local Government for provisional approval of the byelaws.

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