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Aylesbury Vale District Council launch a public consultation on Public Space Protection Order

| February 21, 2016

Aylesbury Vale District Council have launched a public consultation on the introduction of a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) in Aylesbury town centre.

At the moment Aylesbury town centre benefits from a Designated Public Place Order which allows the police to deal with instances of public drunkenness.

A Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) would allow the police and other authorised officers to respondto a wider range of anti-social behaviour such as :

  • Public consumption of alcohol or having an open container of alcohol.
  • Public urination and defecation.
  • Aggressive or intimidating begging.
  • Aggressive or intimidating behaviour.
  • Control of dogs.
  • The unauthorised parking of motor vehicles on Kingsbury and Market Square.

A PSPO would give authorised officers the ability to issue offenders with a Fixed Penalty Notice of up to £100 or prosecution in the Magistrate’s Court. This could lead to a fine of up to £1000 or a court order.

Residents can respond to the PSPO consultation by visiting the Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) 2016 Public Consultation page on the Aylesbury Vale District Council website the consultation ends on Thursday 31st March 2016.

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