Consultation: Wycombe district Public Spaces Protection Order - West End Road

Summary

We are considering introducing a Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) to close a footpath that runs behind houses in West End Road in High Wycombe in order to deal with identified, ongoing crime and anti-social behaviour.

We are consulting on whether the public agrees with the introduction of the proposed order.

Purpose and details

The Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 introduced a range of new powers designed to address anti-social behaviour.  Wycombe District Council is considering introducing a PSPO for a defined area within High Wycombe to deal with specific, identified, ongoing anti-social behaviour issues.

The purpose of PSPOs is to deal with a particular nuisance or problem in a particular area that is detrimental to the 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.

PSPO to close public right of way (known as footpath HWU/80/1)

Wycombe District Council proposes, for the purposes of reducing crime and anti-social behaviour, to make a Public Spaces Protection Order under Section 59 of the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014.

The order will seek to address issues of crime and anti-social behaviour caused though the use of the public footpath (HWU/80/1), which runs behind the houses on West End Road, between Desborough Avenue and West End Street. 

The effect of the order will be to restrict access at all times to the footpath that runs behind the houses on West End Road, between Desborough Avenue and West End Street. 

The order will authorise the installation of lockable gates (indicated in green on the map), for which access will only be given to key persons (as described in Schedule 2 of the order).

Any person who, without reasonable excuse, fails to comply with the requirements of the order commits an offence and shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 3 on the standard scale.

Associated documents

West End Road map [PDF | 221KB]

West End Road Public Spaces Protection Order [Word Doc | 17KB]

Method

Any representation or objection to the proposed Public Spaces Protection Order must be made in writing to:

Anti-Social Behaviour Team
Wycombe District Council
Queen Victoria Road
High Wycombe
Buckinghamshire
HP11 1BB

Stating the ground for making the representation or objection before Friday 14 July 2017.

Alternatively you can email the ASB team (email below) quoting PSPO.

Personal data – fair processing notice

As part of this public consultation exercise any information received by us, including personal data, may be put into the public domain, including on this website.

Start date

Friday 16 June 2017

Closing date

Friday 14 July 2017

Contact details

Email asb@wycombe.gov.uk quoting PSPO in the subject line.

Expected outcome

At the closure of the consultation period, the council will review all comments and objections, and make a decision upon whether to accept or reject the application based on all comments received.