Still time to have your say on proposal for Public Spaces Protection Order in Downton and Redlynch

Wiltshire Council is asking people to have their say on a proposed Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) in Downton and Redlynch before the engagement period ends on 15 June.

Published 31 May 2022
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Wiltshire Council is asking people to have their say on a proposed Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) in Downton and Redlynch before the engagement period ends on 15 June.

The proposal could see a PSPO being used to help prevent anti-social behaviour in the area. Under the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014, PSPO's give local authorities flexible powers to respond to particular issues affecting their communities. In this instance, it is related to the use of catapults, slingshots and similar items capable of launching a projectile which could cause harm or damage.

Cllr Ian Blair-Pilling, Cabinet Member for Public Protection, said: We want to hear people's views on this proposal, particularly local residents who have reported damaged property and vehicles.

We thank everyone who has provided their feedback so far.

PSPO's are a useful tool to help combat this type of anti-social behaviour and if brought in, anyone found to be in breach of it could be issued with a Fixed Penalty Notice of £100 or prosecution.

I'd encourage those who haven't yet done so to go online and read the proposal and have your say on this option to keep the community safer.

Once the engagement is complete, the feedback will be used to determine whether the proposed PSPO is the right action to take to help prevent anti-social behaviour in the area.

To find out more and take part in the survey, people should go to www.wiltshire.gov.uk/community-safety-pspo. Hard copies of the survey are also available from Downton Library or by emailing ASB@wiltshire.gov.uk.

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Published 31 May 2022