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.
We are consulting on whether the public agrees with the introduction of the order. Visit the West End Road PSPO consultation page.
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.
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 introduced these 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).