Council PSPO consultation at Lightwater Country Park Cafe on Saturday 7th Jan

Surrey Heath Borough Council remind residents that time is running out to give your views on Public Spaces Protection Order consultation.

The deadline is approaching for public submissions from Surrey Heath residents to have their say on proposals to help address anti-social behaviour in public places around the borough.

2-lightwater-country-park-cafe-official-openingPublic 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 pspoconsultation@surreyheath.gov.uk

Or you can come along to one of our drop-in events below:

  •  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

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