Street begging support survey

Closed 5 Nov 2017

Opened 11 Sep 2017


Residents, businesses and visitors have raised concerns with the city council and the police about the extent of begging, especially in the city centre. Complaints have been received about aggressive and nuisance behaviour, noise, harassment, intimidation and other anti-social behaviour associated with street begging.

In response to this, we have launched an eight-week consultation that seeks views on begging, what more could be done by way of support, and the potential introduction of a citywide public space protection order (PSPO) to help tackle problems associated with persistent street begging.


What Happens Next

We will use the responses to help make recommendations about the proposed PSPO.


  • All Areas


  • All residents
  • Local businesses
  • Local charitable organisations, including faith communities
  • Voluntary organisations
  • Police
  • Service providers
  • Partner agencies


  • Adult social care and safeguarding
  • Housing
  • Community safety