A consultation is now open on the renewal of the Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) in car parks in the Chiltern area.
The PSPO is currently in place at 21 car parks controlled by Buckinghamshire Council in the Chiltern area. Buckinghamshire Council is now inviting residents, businesses and anyone with an interest to let them know if the PSPO should be extended.
A Public Spaces Protection Order is a legal power which allows councils to deal with a specific nuisance or problem in a defined area. These are problems that negatively affect the quality of life for local people. The order imposes conditions on the use of that area and these conditions apply to everybody.
The order for the 21 car parks has been in place since 2018 and is due to expire at the end of April 2021. It ‘prohibits the use of a motor vehicle, or creation of noise from a motor vehicle, or behaviour by a person in a way likely to cause nuisance or annoyance to a member of the public, or a risk of harm, damage or injury to a person or property.‘
Cllr Gareth Williams, Cabinet Member for Communities and Public Health at Buckinghamshire Council, said: ‘If you are worried about anti-social behaviour in any of these car parks, this consultation is an opportunity to say if you would like the PSPO to remain in place or not. There is also the chance to add any comments that you feel need to be considered.‘
The consultation, along with further details about the PSPO, timings, the names of the 21 car parks and maps of their locations can be found at https://yourvoicebucks.citizenspace.com/communities/chiltern-carparks-pspo/.
Anyone needing the consultation survey in another format is advised to contact Buckinghamshire Council by e-mail at communitysaf[email protected].
The closing date for the consultation is Sunday 21st February 2021.
Buckinghamshire Council will review the comments received and make a final decision on the PSPO extensions by the end of April 2021. If agreed, the order will be extended for either one or two further years.
*Source of article : Press release from Buckinghamshire Council.