Public Spaces Protection Order Hazel Close, Elmbank Avenue, Ilex Close, Holly Close, Blays Lane and Swallowfield

A Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) came into force in Hazel Close, Elmbank Avenue, Ilex Close, Holly Close, Blays Lane and Swallowfield on Monday, 4 June 2018.

 

Repeated reports of antisocial behaviour in Hazel Close, Elmbank Avenue, Ilex Close, Holly Close, Blays Lane and Swallowfield to the council's belief that this is detrimental to the quality of life of the local community.
 

As part of the Antisocial Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014, a PSPO allows local authorities to deal with nuisances or problems in a defined area considered to be detrimental to a community's quality of life.

The PSPO enables Runnymede Borough Council to impose restrictions in a particular area with the aim of stopping individuals, or groups, committing antisocial behaviour in public spaces.

The PSPO will be in place for a period of three years from the commencement date.

 

Prohibited behaviours

The list below outlines the prohibited behaviours addressed as part of the PSPO.

·         An authorised person where they reasonably suspects, may request that a group of three or more within the restricted area acting in such a manner as to cause harassment, alarm or distress to any person immediately disperse and not return to the restricted area within 48 hours.

·         A person is prohibited from playing ball games in a public space within the restricted area that is causing or likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress to any other person.

·         A person is prohibited from playing unreasonably loud music from any vehicle within the restricted area that is causing or likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress to any other person.

·         A person is prohibited to ingest, inhale, inject, smoke, possess or otherwise use psychoactive substances (formally known as 'legal highs') in a public space within the restricted area.

The PSPO means a person will commit an offence if they fail to comply with a request by an authorised officer to cease any controlled behaviour within the specified area. Breach of the PSPO could result in either a fixed penalty or prosecution.

For more information about the Hazel Close, Elmbank Avenue, Ilex Close, Holly Close, Blays Lane and Swallowfield PSPO, please email safer.runnymede@runnymede.gov.uk 

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