TIME is running out for residents to give their views on strengthening city-wide enforcement powers on a range of anti-social behaviour issues.

Residents of Sunderland have until Tuesday, January 12 to add to online consultation and give their views on policing.

Sunderland City Council is looking to bolster the powers it currently has available to it in response to residents' calls for more enforcement action, which was one of the key things to come out of the City Council's Let's Talk consultation.

Under the Public Spaces Protection Order introduced in 2019, the City Council already has the power to give advice, formal warnings, or issue a £75 fixed penalty notice to anyone breaking the current rules around alcohol control, dog control, the use of legal highs in public places and anti-social behaviour linked to street trading.

The online consultation can be accessed via: sunderland.gov.uk/consultation.