Harrow Council officers recently visited Harrow Town Centre to discuss their newly proposed Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) with locals.
The proposed order is aimed at cracking down on anti-social behaviour and those causing a nuisance in the borough.
Cllr Anjana Patel, Portfolio Holder for Environment & Community Safety at the council, was seen in a video shared on the council’s social media platforms speaking to local residents in St Anns Road in the town centre about the proposed PSPO.
If approved, the order is expected to be borough-wide and will seek to address issues such as drinking alcohol in public places, aggressive begging, and street harassment.
In a tweet, Harrow Council called on locals to help them tackle anti-social behaviour by supporting the proposed PSPO. The order is part of the council’s wider efforts to improve community safety and well-being in the borough.
The proposed PSPO has been met with mixed reactions from locals, with some welcoming the order as a necessary measure to combat anti-social behaviour.
The elements of the PSPO for town centres in Harrow would include the following –
– Use of amplifiers without authorisation
– Financial Agreements on the Street unless in < 2 meters of a permitted stand
– Placing of tables, stands, or other furniture or fixings without consent
– Feeding of birds and vermin anywhere in the zone
– Distribution of leaflets without permission or exempt for political religious or charitable purposes
– Illegal street trading (sales of any goods without a licence or permission)
– Obstruction of authorised officers
Harrow Council’s proposed order will need to be approved before it can be implemented. You can have your say on the PSPO here.