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Public Space Protection Order

Consultation on the Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) affecting all wards across the borough

Published: 9 June 2022
Filed under: Crime and community safety

"I would like to encourage you to take part in an important consultation regarding our proposal to continue to provide a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) in the borough.

"In September 2020, the Council approved a two-year extension of the Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) in the borough to tackle specific anti-social behaviour issues impacting the community. The order covered all public spaces south of the A406.

"In addition to this, on 10 October 2019, the Council approved a three-year PSPO covering all the public spaces in Waltham Forest to the north of the A406.

"The PSPOs, which are due to expire at midnight on 4 September 2022 and 9 October 2022 respectively, were introduced in the borough to tackle various street-based anti-social behaviour such as problematic street drinking, aggressive begging and the use of threatening and insulting language or behaviour.

"The Public Space Protection Orders (PSPO) have proved to be invaluable in providing Council Officers and Police Officers with additional powers to tackle street-based Anti-Social Behaviour in this area. We believe that we have now established a strong evidence base, which is summarised in the evidence base document available to view below, to support implemented a new PSPO that will cover the whole borough, but we want to hear your views before proceeding.

"The consultation questionnaire is intended to capture your views on a range of important issues based on whether you reside or work in the north or south of the borough. The consultation is open until Wednesday 22 June.

"I urge as many people to respond to this consultation exercise to give their views regarding the PSPO to combat issues of anti-social behaviour borough wide."

Best wishes

Councillor Khevyn Limbajee

Council Lead for Community Safety

PSPO Extension evidence base (PDF)