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Addlestone town centre public spaces protection order consultation

Consultation for a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) covering Addlestone Town Centre runs from Thursday ,11 January 2018 to Thursday, 8 February 2018.

Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPO) can be used to regulate activities that can have a detrimental effect on the local community.

They can help by giving councils and police additional powers to tackle antisocial behaviour in designated areas.

Runnymede Borough Council is consulting on introducing a PSPO which would prohibit the following activities that are causing distress and nuisance to residents and the public:

  1. Gathering in a group - the size of which will be decided - pdf icon within the restricted area [640kb] and acting in such a manner as to cause annoyance, harassment, alarm or distress to any person in that area including Addlestone One Car Park unless going to or from a parked vehicle while legitimately using the car park facilities.

  2. Riding bikes, skateboards, so-called hoverboards or similar devices pdf icon within the restricted area [640kb]in a malicious and/or dangerous manner such as to cause annoyance, harassment, alarm or distress.

  3. Wearing face coverings in an attempt to conceal identity to cause annoyance, harassment, alarm or distress to any person; this includes scarves, balaclavas, and masks - though not face covering worn in respect of religious or cultural beliefs.

The PSPO will give officers from Runnymede Borough Council, Surrey Police and designated agencies the right to issue fixed-penalty notices of a maximum £100 or take offenders to court to face a heftier sentence.

A conviction for breaching the PSPO could carry a fine of up to £1,000.

We ask for your views on whether you agree with the proposal, if you want any alterations to the proposed PSPO, and, what impact the order may have on you, the area or  people.

Consultation information

Please take a few minutes to complete our online survey.

Contact

Any representation or objection to this order, must be in writing, and addressed to Shazia Sarwar, community safety officer, Runnymede Borough Council, Civic Offices, Station Road, Addlestone, Surrey, KT15 2AH before Thursday, 8 February 2018. Please state the grounds on which your representation or objection is made.

If you have any questions about this consultation, contact Shazia Sarwar, Community Safety at Shazia.Sarwar@runnymede.gov.uk or 01932 425065.

 

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