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Harrow Council cracks down on anti-social behaviour with proposed PSPO for town centres

Last month, Harrow Council launched a new Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) survey, seeking feedback from residents on a number of measures aimed at reducing anti-social behaviour and making the borough a cleaner and more pleasant place to live.

The consultation will run for eight weeks, from March 21st to May 15th, 2023.

The proposed PSPO aims to introduce a single order that covers the entire borough, with five distinct localities having individual controls under it. These five localities include the entire borough, Bentley Priory Nature Reserve, Pinner Memorial Park and the Viewpoint, housing estates, parks and green spaces and town centres.

The areas covered by the Town centres PSPO are Harrow Town Centre, Pinner, Stanmore, Wealdstone, Hatch End, Harrow Weald, South Harrow, North Harrow, Rayners Lane, Belmont, Sudbury Hill, Kenton, Kingsbury, Edgware and Burnt Oak.

Harrow Council cracks down on anti-social behaviour with proposed PSPO for town centres Harrow Online

Under the PSPO, certain activities will be prohibited or restricted in these areas. These include intimidating or aggressive begging, obstructing access to business premises during opening hours, and leaving commercial waste in public spaces for an unreasonable length of time.

Other prohibited activities include the use of amplifiers or loudspeakers without permission, financial agreements on the street from a set stand only, the placing of tables, stands, or other furniture or fixings, distribution of leaflets, illegal or unauthorised street trading, and feeding of birds and vermin.

These measures have been proposed based on feedback from local residents and businesses, and they aim to improve the quality of life for everyone in the borough. The PSPO consultation provides an opportunity for residents to have their say on these proposals and shape the future of their town centres.

To ensure that the measures implemented are those that residents want to see, Harrow Council is seeking feedback via a survey on its website. The PSPO consultation is an opportunity for residents to have their say on the measures that will be implemented.

Harrow Online will be providing information about each of the five localities within the PSPO, so residents can easily find out how the proposed measures will affect their area. The proposed measures will vary by locality to ensure that they are tailored to the specific issues faced by each location.

By completing the PSPO survey, residents can help shape the future of their local area and make their voices heard on issues that matter to them. The council encourages all residents to take part in the survey and provide their feedback on the proposed measures.

The council urges all residents to have their say before the deadline on May 15th, 2023.

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