Measures to tackle crime and anti-social behavior in Middlesbrough are being put out for people to give their views.
The town's Mayor Andy Preston wants to introduce a Public Spaces Protection Order for the central TS1 area which would give greater powers to tackle areas like begging, cycling on pavements and begging.
He said he would emulate schemes as introduced in Barking in Dagenham which has introduced fines of up to £1,000 for people caught “peeing in the street, spitting in the street or throwing rubbish in the street”.
The council said it would build on an increase in street wardens with body-worn cameras and more fixed penalty notices.
Mr Preston said: "Residents and businesses are sick to death of a rising tide of crime and anti-social behaviour.
“We need to take rapid and positive action now to make streets safer and reassure decent people."
The consultation is being launched today and will run until 24 June.