Public spaces protection orders (PSPOs)

West End Road PSPO

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

High Wycombe PSPO

This order prohibits at all times “Consuming alcohol or being in the possession of an open container of alcohol and be acting in an anti-social behaviour manner” within the “restricted area” shown by the map.

map showing proposed Public spaces protection order for High Wycombe town centre

Summary conviction may lead to a fine not exceeding level 2 on the standard scale or a fixed penalty notice of a maximum of £100.

Desborough Road PSPO

This order prohibits at all times “Engaging in activities that relate to prostitution (e.g. kerb crawling, having sex in public) within the “restricted area” shown by the map.

Summary conviction may lead to a fine not exceeding level 3 on the standard scale or a fixed penalty notice of a maximum of £100.

map showing proposed Public spaces protection order for Desborough Road

Background

PSPOs deal with 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.

We have introduced PSPOs to deal with specific, identified, ongoing anti-social behaviour issues.

The power to create PSPOs was enacted in Chapter 2 of the AntiSocial Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 (external website).

Contact information

  • Telephone: 01494 421 876