Public spaces protection orders (PSPOs)
Wycombe District Council has made a variation to the High Wycombe town centre PSPO. The purpose of the variation if to amend the provisions in the High Wycombe PSPO (dated 1 February 2017). The proposed Order provides for the revision of the restriction contained in the original Order and clarification of the exemptions where the restriction will not apply.
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.
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.
West End Road PSPO
This Order restricts access to the public right of way detailed in the map. The order authorises the installation of gates which will enforce the access restriction. Any person, other than those persons listed in schedule 2 who is found on the public right of way will be in breach of this order and will be laible to a fine or penalty.
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).