Redhill Public Space Protection Order (PSPO)
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A public space protection order (PSPO) can give local councils and police additional powers to tackle anti-social behaviour in specific locations to regulate activities that are having a detrimental effect on the local community. We also have Dogs Public Space Protection Orders in our parks and green spaces.
Redhill town centre and Memorial Park
A PSPO came into force in Redhill town centre in October 2017 and needs to renew every 3 years.
In the period leading up to the PSPO, there had been reports of anti-social behaviour in Redhill town centre, which the council believed was having a negative impact on quality of life for the local community. There was also a Designated Public Place Order previously in place in Redhill to tackle alcohol related anti-social behaviour.
A public consultation in July 2017 showed that:
- Most respondents (93%) supported the introduction of a PSPO in Redhill town centre
- Most respondents (91%) also supported the inclusion of anti-social drinking in the PSPO.
In response to consultation feedback some changes were made to the proposed PSPO:
- the PSPO area was extended to include Memorial Park, and an area around the railway pedestrian underpass
- the wording was simplified to remove some duplication and in order to make the prohibited anti-social behaviours clearer while not prejudicing any particular group nor restricting rights of expression or assembly
2020 review of the PSPO
In summer 2020 the council consulted with residents, businesses, shoppers and other people interested in the town centre to find out their views on extending the order for up to a further three years.
Feedback from the survey and direct consultation with local community groups and partner agencies showed:
- Substantial support for the PSPO to be continued.
- Concerns about the prohibition of all cycling through the area covered by the PSPO so the order has been amended to prohibit dangerous or anti-social cycling.
Please see the links below for further information.