Surrey Heath residents are being asked to have their say on proposals to help address anti-social behaviour in public places around the borough. Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs) were created by the 2014 Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act, to regulate activities in public that have a detrimental effect on the local community.
The council is considering introducing a PSPO to help address nuisances or problems in local public places. A PSPO would assist in taking steps to improve issues such as alcohol and substance misuse, begging and irresponsible dog ownership.
There’s a range of ways to express your views before the consultation closes on 17 January 2017. More information, including an online questionnaire, map and a list of the proposed areas for restrictions, is available at: www.surreyheath.gov.uk/PSPO
If you wish to receive a paper copy of the questionnaire to complete, please call the council to request this on 01276 707100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Or you can come along to one of our drop-in events below:
- Neighbourhood Watch Forum, Pine Ridge Golf Club, Monday 21 November, 7-9pm
- The Mall, Camberley – Saturday 26 November, 12-2pm
- Lightwater Country Park Café – Saturday 7 January, 11am-1.30pm
- Frimley Lodge Café, Frimley Lodge Park – Saturday 14 January, 11am-1.30pm
The survey responses will be analysed and be used to inform the council’s decision about how the proposed Public Spaces Protection Order is progressed. All answers will be kept confidential.
Surrey Heath Community Portfolio Holder Cllr Vivienne Chapman said: “This PSPO Consultation is a great opportunity for members of the public to have their say on important issues and I would encourage people to take part, whether online, by post, or in person at one of the drop in events.”
The council’s Executive will make the final decision about the Public Space Protection Order on a date to be confirmed, with the details of the meeting and subsequent decisions to be published on www.surreyheath.gov.uk