Anti Social Behaviour PSPO

Closed 31 May 2019

Opened 11 Mar 2019

Overview

The Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 introduced a number of ways that Councils and Police can deal with localised anti-social behaviour issues.  One of those ways is the implementation of a Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO). 

What is a PSPO?

PSPOs are intended to deal with a particular nuisance or problem in a particular area that is detrimental to the local community’s quality of life, by imposing conditions on the use of that area which apply to everyone. They are designed to ensure the law-abiding majority can use and enjoy public spaces, safe from anti-social behaviour.

There was previously a PSPO in the west part of Redbridge and this expired in October 2018. This was in place to prohibit drinking alcohol in public places. The proposed and updated PSPO will also prohibit street drinking and includes a number of additional prohibitions. We are proposing that the full PSPO will require that:

  • No person shall beg or seek money or alms 
  • No person shall drink alcohol in a public place when asked to cease doing so by an authorised officer
  • No person shall loiter in the restricted area if they are causing or perceived to be causing harassment, alarm or distress to others. 
  • No person perceived to be loitering shall remain in the area if instructed to leave by an authorised officer
  • No person shall spit in a public place
  • No person shall urinate or defecate in a public place
  • No person shall host an event in a public place without prior approval from the London Borough of Redbridge’s Safety Advisory Group

The PSPO will enable Police and Council officers to issue a Fixed Penalty Notice to the sum of £100 to those that are failing to comply with the order.  This must be paid within 14 days or the offender may be prosecuted.  The overall aim of the PSPO is to reduce anti-social behaviour and improve public spaces across the borough.

The Order will last for a period of three years unless revoked by the Council.

What is the proposed area for the PSPO?

The PSPO will encorporate all of Bridge, Monkhams, Churchfields, South Woodford, Wanstead Village and Wanstead Park wards. Check which ward you live in.

Why We Are Consulting

We are engaging with residents to see if they support the proposed PSPO. We will be consulting for a period of 12 weeks and are seeking the views of our residents, partners and stakeholders. 

We will review all comments and make a decision on whether to make the PSPO by Summer 2019.

What Happens Next

We will review all comments and make a decision on whether to make the PSPO by Summer 2019.

Areas

  • Bridge
  • Churchfields
  • Monkhams
  • South Woodford
  • Wanstead Park
  • Wanstead Village

Audiences

  • All residents

Interests

  • Clean streets
  • Civic pride