Public Space Protection Order Consultation

Closed 27 Sep 2015

Opened 26 Aug 2015

Overview

The “Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014” was passed last year.   The Act makes significant changes to the legislative framework used by local authorities, the police and partners in tackling antisocial behaviour (ASB).

The Act introduced “Public Space Protection Orders” (PSPOs) as a new power.  PSPOs allow local authorities to design and introduce requirements and prohibitions in regards to a wide range of behaviours.

Why we are consulting

The council is aware of community concerns around public urination in Camden.  These are often but not exclusively associated with areas where there are a high number of licensed premises. 

The council is considering the introduction of a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) in Camden to tackle this problem.  Under any new order, police and accredited council officers would be able to issue on-the-spot fines of up to £100, or prosecute those caught urinating or defecating in public.

Residents and businesses are being asked for their views on whether or not a PSPO should be implemented and for any other comments. 

Areas

  • All Areas

Audiences

  • Businesses
  • Community and voluntary groups
  • Residents

Interests

  • Community and living
  • Environment
  • Policing and public safety