Aylesbury Vale Parks and Open Spaces - Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) Consultation

Closed 21 Sep 2020

Opened 24 Aug 2020

Overview

This survey is about the existing Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) that applies to a number of parks and open spaces in the Aylesbury Vale area. The order is due to expire in October 2020 and we would like to know what you think about extending it beyond that date.

PSPOs provide us with legal powers to deal with a particular nuisance or problem in a defined area. It will relate to a problem that negatively affects the quality of life for the local community. The order imposes conditions on the use of that area and these conditions apply to everybody. These orders are designed to ensure that the vast majority of law-abiding people can use and enjoy public spaces without experiencing anti-social behaviour.

The Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 introduced PSPOs along with other powers to address anti-social behaviour.  In 2017, we introduced a PSPO that covers the parks and open spaces listed below It stated:

in the restricted area, any person who fails to comply with an authorised officer or police constable’s request (a) not to consume or (b) to surrender alcohol in their possession, commits an offence’.

This PSPO was varied on 9 September 2019 to include an additional prohibition on the use of 'mechanically propelled vehicles in a way that has caused or may be capable of causing nuisance and/or annoyance in the specified restricted areas' (marked *).

  • Alfred Rose Memorial Park*
  • Aylesbury Cemetery
  • Bateman Drive
  • Bedgrove Park and Spinney*
  • Blackwater Drive Open Space
  • Bowlers Field
  • Carlton Close
  • Cottesloe Open Space
  • Denby Walk and Victoria Park
  • Dunsham Park
  • Edinburgh and Walton Court Playing Fields*
  • Elm Green
  • Haddington Way
  • Haydon Hill
  • Oakfield Road
  • Riverside Walk
  • Simpson Place
  • Somerville Way
  • The Coppice
  • Vale Park
  • Waivers Way
  • Walton Court Centre
  • Whitehill

Please view the detailed map showing the area covered by the current PSPO. Then take a few moments to complete our very short online survey below.

What Happens Next

We will review the responses received and the findings will be taken to the Chair of the Safer Buckinghamshire Board, the Service Director for Localities and our Cabinet Member for Communities and Public Health.

The Cabinet Member will make a final decision by the end of September 2020 on whether to extend the PSPO, and for what period.

The results will be published on this page.

Interests

  • Communities
  • Crime & community safety
  • Parks and open spaces