Chiltern area car parks Public Spaces Protection Order consultation

Closed 21 Feb 2021

Opened 18 Jan 2021

Overview

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Subject of the consultation

This consultation is about the existing Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) that applies to 21 council-controlled car parks in the Chiltern area. The order has been in place since 2018 and is due to expire at the end of April 2021. We would like to know what you think about extending it beyond that date.

Background

The Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 introduced PSPOs, along with other powers, to address anti-social behaviour. PSPOs provide us with legal powers to deal with a specific nuisance or problem in a defined area. These are problems that negatively affect the quality of life for local people. The order imposes conditions on the use of that area and these conditions apply to everybody. The purpose of these orders is to ensure that most law-abiding people can use the defined public spaces without experiencing anti-social behaviour. PSPOs can only cover a period of up to three years.

The car parks

The 21 car parks covered by this PSPO are:

Amersham

  • Amersham Old Town Car Park, The Broadway, Amersham Old Town, HP7 OHL
  • Chiltern Avenue Car Park, Chiltern Avenue, Amersham-on-the-Hill, HP6 5AH
  • Chiltern Pools Car Park, Chiltern Avenue, Amersham on the Hill, HP6 5AH
  • Civic Centre Car Park, King George V Road, Amersham-on-the-Hill, HP6 5AW
  • Council Offices Car Park, King George V Road, Amersham HP6 5AW
  • Multi-Storey Car Park, King George V Road, Amersham, HP6 5AP
  • Sycamore Road Car Park, Rickmansworth Road, Amersham, HP6 5EQ

Chalfonts

  • Blizzards Yard Car Park, High Street, Chalfont St Giles, HP8 4QA
  • Cheena Meadow Car Park, Denham Lane, Chalfont St Peter, SL9 OQJ
  • Church Lane Car Park, Church Lane, Chalfont St Peter, SL9 90S
  • Snells Wood Car Park, Cokes Lane, Little Chalfont, HP7 9QA

Chesham

  • Albany Car Park, St Marys Way, Chesham, HP5 1LL
  • Catlins Car Park, Blucher Street Chesham, HP5 1DS
  • Chesham Station Car Park, The Backs, Chesham, HP5 1DB
  • East Street Car Park, East Street, Chesham, HP5 1DA
  • Moor Road Car Park, Moor Road, Chesham, HP5 1SE
  • Star Yard Car Park, Blucher Street Chesham, HP5 1DS
  • Watermeadow Car Park, Weylands Court, Germain Street Chesham, HP5 1LF

Great Missenden

  • Buryfield Car Park, Link Road, Great Missenden HP16 9AE
  • Link Road Car Park, Link Road, Great Missenden, HP16 9AE

Prestwood

  • Prestwood High Street Car Park, High Street, Prestwood, HP16 9ER

Detailed maps show the areas the current PSPO covers.

Details of the order

The order “prohibits the use of a motor vehicle, or creation of noise from a motor vehicle, or behaviour by a person in a way likely to cause nuisance or annoyance to a member of the public, or a risk of harm, damage or injury to a person or property."

This means that the following restrictions apply in these car parks:

  • No person being a driver of, or in control of a motor vehicle in any part of the restricted area, shall:
    • Rev (i.e. accelerate, whilst the vehicle’s clutch is disengaged) an engine of a motor vehicle;
    • Suddenly or rapidly accelerate a motor vehicle;
    • Race with any other motor vehicle;
    • Leave the engine of a motor vehicle running on idle other than when queueing to park or depart;
    • Perform any motor vehicle stunts;
    • Sound a horn repetitively; or
    • Play music audible outside of the motor vehicle
  • No person in any part of the restricted area shall:
    • Use behaviour towards another person reasonably perceived to be threatening, aggressive or intimidating;
    • Use foul or abusive language;
    • Gather or loiter with any other person(s) in a manner which is (or may reasonably be perceived as) intimidating or threatening to any other member of the public;
    • Use any part of the Restricted Area for skating (whether using inline or roller skates), skateboarding or playing ball games;
    • Use any part of the Restricted Area for cycling in a manner which is (or may reasonably be perceived as) intimidating or threatening to any other member of the public

Take part in the consultation

Please take a few moments to complete our very short online consultation survey below. If you need the consultation survey in another format, please contact us on communitysafety.csb@buckinghamshire.gov.uk..

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 April 2021 on whether to extend the PSPO, and for what period.

We will publish the findings and decision on this webpage.

Privacy

We will use the information you provide only for the purpose of this consultation. We will store the information securely, in line with data protection laws. We will not share or publish any personal details. Please visit the Privacy page to read our full privacy notice.

Interests

  • Roads & parking
  • Crime & community safety