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PROTECTION ORDER: Hillingdon residents’ opinions sought on which anti-social behaviours should be punished

 Published on: 6th May 2023   |   By: Darius Morgan   |   Category: Uncategorized

Northwood and Ruislip residents are being offered the chance to decide which anti-social behaviour should be prohibited from public spaces.

The current borough-wide Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) includes the prevention of alcohol and drug misuse, but also more specific behaviours, including idling vehicles, use of drones in public spaces, being in charge of more than four dogs (six with a valid licence), and begging.

In 2022 alone, Hillingdon Council issued 1,740 fixed penalty notices (FPNs) for offences prohibited by the PSPO.

Decisions are being made on the next PSPO period, which will run from 2023 to 2026. Some of the council proposals include addressing smoking/vaping within children’s play areas, dogs within children’s play areas, and street trading and leaflet distribution without proper consent.

Councillor Eddie Lavery, the council’s cabinet member for residents’ services, said: “Nuisance behaviours can change over time, and this review allows us to consider what anti-social issues have been raised via reports, and both this and the feedback we get through this consultation will allow us to shape the next PSPO.”

Provide your feedback by visiting www.hillingdon.gov.uk/pspo-consultation before June 16.

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