A scheme which could see police given additional powers to stop anti-social behaviours has received support.

The Council’s Public Space Protection Orders, which will start in early spring, will help cut the amount of anti-social behaviour in Enfield.

Breaking a Public Space Protection Order will be a criminal offence and perpetrators will be sent a fixed penalty notice or face possible protection.

Cllr Daniel Anderson, Enfield Council’s cabinet member for environment, said: “We have received overwhelming backing from residents for the proposed Public Space Protection Orders.

“Enfield is a truly fantastic place to live and work and play, and the law-abiding majority rightly expect to feel safe and secure when going about their daily business.

“Reducing anti-social behaviour will inevitably help build community cohesion, enhancing our already strong communities.

“In turn, a cleaner, greener and safer Borough will attract growth and investment.”

Cllr Krystle Fonyonga, cabinet member for community safety and public health, said: “The behaviours considered in the consultation were reported and raised by residents, councillors, the police and council officers.

“Respondents provided a great deal of information and many useful comments, which helped inform the Public Space Protection Orders.

“Their participation, together with that of the police, were invaluable and for that we are immensely grateful.”

Cllr Ahmet Oykener, cabinet member for housing, said: “All our residents deserved to live in peace and without fear of intimidation.

“The Public Space Protection Orders, which will be vigorously enforced, will improve our residents’ quality of life and their well-being.”

The anti-social behaviours which have been targeted include control of vehicle cruising, prostitution, loitering and flying drones.