Chiltern Alcohol Restrictions Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) consultation 2022

Closed 25 Jul 2022

Opened 27 Jun 2022

Overview

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We want to hear your views on our proposal to extend an existing Public Spaces Protection Order in the Chiltern area of Buckinghamshire.

We have a key role to play in helping make local places safe to live, visit and work in. Tackling anti-social behaviour continues to be a high priority for us and our partners.

Public Spaces Protection Orders are aimed at ensuring public spaces can be enjoyed free from anti-social behaviour. They provide us with legal powers to deal with a particular nuisance or problem in a defined area.

It is key that we address and reduce these issues from occurring, by consulting with members of the public and other key stakeholders.

We want to hear from residents and organisations in the Chiltern area of Buckinghamshire as well as those who visit the area.

Information about Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs):

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Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs) are intended to deal with a particular nuisance or problem in a specific area that is detrimental to the local community’s quality of life. This is achieved by imposing conditions on the use of that area, which apply to everyone.

Councils can use PSPOs to prohibit specified activities, and / or require certain things to be done by people engaged in particular activities, within a defined public area.

A single PSPO can be used to target a range of different anti-social behaviour issues. A PSPO can last for up to three years, after which it must be reviewed.

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PSPOs can be used to restrict a broad range of activities.

Under section 59 of the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014, local authorities must be satisfied on reasonable grounds that the activity subject to an Order:

  • has a detrimental effect on the quality of life of those in the locality (or it is likely that activities will take place and have such an effect)
  • is (or is likely to be) persistent or continuing in nature
  • is (or is likely to be) unreasonable;
  • justifies the restrictions being imposed.

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Authorised officers from Buckinghamshire Council and the Police will be able to enforce the restrictions and requirements of a PSPO. This can include issuing Fixed Penalty Notices.

The Fixed Penalty Notice for a breach of a PSPO is £60 if paid within 10 days, and £100 if paid within 14 days.

Chiltern Alcohol Restrictions Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO)

The Chiltern Alcohol Restrictions PSPO was introduced on 31 October 2019 to address anti-social behaviour associated with the consumption of alcohol.

The PSPO prohibits consuming alcohol or having an open container for alcohol in the restricted areas at all times. Anyone continuing to carry out these activities in the restricted areas is committing an offence.

The areas of the PSPO are outlined below and shown in the Map of Chiltern Alcohol Restrictions PSPO document (PDF 3.11MB).

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The restricted areas of the Chiltern Alcohol Restrictions Public Spaces Protection Order are listed below.

  • Chesham Cemetery, Berkhampstead Road, Chesham, Bucks, HPS 3ET
  • Chesham Town Centre:
    • Blucher Street
    • The Broadway
    • High Street
    • Market Square
    • Meades Water Garden, Red Lion Road
  • Amersham-on-the-Hill:
    • Chiltern Avenue
    • Hill Avenue
    • Oakfield Corner
    • Hervines Road
    • Hervines Park
    • Chesham Road from Oakfield Corner to junction with South Road
    • Chiltern Parade
    • Rickmansworth Road
    • Surface car park, Rickmansworth Road
    • Sycamore Road
    • Woodside Close
    • Woodside Road to junction with Green Lane
    • King George's Field
    • King George V Road
    • Council Offices car park, King George V Road
    • Hyrons Lane
    • Darlington Close
    • Tylsworth Close
    • Access road to Tudor Court and Windsor Court, King George V Road
    • Multi-storey car park, Chiltern Avenue
  • Old Amersham:
    • Whielden Street to junction with Haleacre Hospital entrance
    • High Street to junction with Mill Lane
    • Mill Lane
    • School Lane from junction with Church Street to junction with Mill Lane
    • Barn Meadow Recreation Ground
    • Church Street
    • St Mary's Church graveyard
    • Church Mead
    • Garden of Remembrance
    • Market Square
    • The Broadway
    • Council surface car park, The Broadway
    • Footpath between Misbourne Court and Station Road
    • London Road West to junction with Stanley Hill
  • Land at Roundwood Road and Station Forecourt, Amersham
    • Amersham Station forecourt, Chiltern Avenue
    • White Lion Road from junction with Stanley Hill to The Pomeroy public house
    • Raans Road from junction with Woodside Road to junction with Quill Hall Lane
    • Brudenell Close including Drakes Court
    • Park Place
    • Plantation Road from junction with Park Place (south junction) and junction with Mitchell Walk
    • Roundwood Road
    • Playground, Roundwood Road
    • Wooded areas adjacent to and adjoining Roundwood Road
    • Grove Road
    • Eagle Close
    • Quill Hall Lane from junction with Eagle Close to Springett Place
    • Side road off Quill Hall Lane leading to Ridge House
    • Park Road
    • Land between Quill Hall Lane and Park Road
    • Deans Close
    • Middle Close
    • Popes Close

For full details and conditions of the Order, please see the Chiltern Alcohol Restrictions PSPO document (PDF 0.95MB).

What we are proposing / consulting on

We are proposing to extend the Chiltern Alcohol Restrictions Public Spaces Protection Order for a further three years.

An extension is being proposed to prevent:

  • Occurrence or re-occurrence of the activities identified in the Order, or
  • An increase in the frequency or seriousness of the activities identified in the Order

If not extended, the Chiltern Alcohol Restrictions PSPO will expire on 30 October 2022.

We want to hear your views on how the PSPO is addressing anti-social behaviour in the area and whether you think the PSPO should be extended.

Related documents

Before you respond to this consultation, please have a look at the following documents:

How to have your say

You can tell us your views in one of the following ways:

If you have any questions about this activity, please email us anti-social-behaviour@buckinghamshire.gov.uk or phone us on 0300 131 6000.

Please tell us your views by midnight on Monday 25 July 2022.

What happens next

We will review and consider the consultation responses.

The decision whether to extend the Chiltern Alcohol Restrictions Public Spaces Protection Order will be made before the end of October 2022.

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  • Communities
  • Crime & community safety