Brentwood Town Centre PSPO
Proposed Brentwood Town Centre Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO)
Brentwood Borough Council is proposing to introduce a Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) to cover areas within Brentwood town centre. Consultation has taken place with the public, businesses, partner organisations including Essex Police, Essex Fire, Police & Crime Commissioner, and other areas of the community that may be affected by the introduction of a PSPO.
What is a Public Spaces Protection Order?
A public spaces protection order is made by a Local Authority if satisfied on reasonable grounds that two conditions are met. Firstly, that
(i) activities carried on in a public place within the authority’s area have had a detrimental effect on the quality of life of those in the locality; and
(ii) it is likely that activities will be carried on in a public place within that area and that they will have such an effect.
The second condition is that the effect, or likely effect, of the activities is, or is likely to be of a persistent or continuing nature, such as to make the activities unreasonable, and therefore justifies the restrictions imposed by the notice.
A public spaces protection order is an order that identifies the public place and prohibits specified things being done in the restricted area and/or requires specified things to be done by persons carrying on specified activities in that area. The order may not have effect for more than 3 years and the Local Authority must consult with the chief officer of the police and the local policing body before issuing the order.
Failure to comply with a public spaces protection order is an offence.
The area covered by the proposed PSPO is the Brentwood High Street, town centre area and Kings Road down to Brentwood Station - please click the link for a map
If there are any questions on the PSPO please contact the Council's Corporate Enforcement Team by email email@example.com