There are currently ongoing issues regarding Anti-Social Behaviour in the Bear Pit.
These issues include dogs not being on leads or under control. There have been numerous incidents where dogs that are not under control or on a lead have attacked other dogs and people in the Bear Pit.
We would like to remind those that having a dog on a lead and under control is a requirement under the Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment act 2005. As a result, any person who does not have their dog on a lead or under control in the area is committing an offence. The penalty for which is a fine of up £1,000.
In addition to this, the police can consider powers under the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing act 2014 and section 35 Dispersal Powers.
It is important this act is adhered to so that everyone can feel safe and share the space together.
Homelessness continues to be a problem in Bristol and we are working in close partnership with Bristol City Council's Streetwise initiative and other agencies in order to do what we can help.
St Mungo's are also doing fantastic work with the Outreach team who visit those rough sleeping every morning and evening offering clothing, food and any other supply's needed.
If you walk through The Broadmead you will now see Contactless Donation points. These points will take £2 from your account and all the money goes directly to St Mungo's in order to support the fantastic work being done to support those sleeping rough and keep shelters open.
Homeless Shelters are and remain free to all service users.
There has also been an increase in begging in the city. If you are inclined to assist the homeless, please give generously to St Mungo's as 100% of your money will go to helping the homeless.
We are aware of issues regarding Anti-Social Behaviour in some of Central Bristol Carparks. This poses a risk to those inside the carparks, vehicles and those engaging in such behaviour.
At times this behaviour has lead to violence.
Behaviour such as this will not be tolerated and we will be responding appropriately to each call and working with agencies to tackle the issue.