Harrow Council has proposed a Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) for three areas in Harrow – Bentley Priory, Pinner Memorial Park, and The Viewpoint – to tackle the recurring issues of nuisance and anti-social behaviour.
Harrow Online has been actively monitoring the proposed Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO), which aims to address the recurring issues of nuisance and anti-social behaviour in specific areas of Harrow.
Bentley Priory, a site of special scientific interest and nature reserve, has seen an increase in anti-social behaviour, which has put visitors and wildlife at risk. The proposal is that dogs must be kept on a lead at all times to ensure that visitors and wildlife are protected.
Pinner Memorial Park, a popular park close to the town centre, has been experiencing significant costs due to the feeding of ducks and pigeons, which leads to damage and cleaning to structures and causes a nuisance to park users. The proposal is to prohibit the feeding of birds in the park.
The Viewpoint, an open area with stunning views over Harrow and London, has a history of vehicle and personal antisocial behaviours. The proposed controls include prohibiting indecent behaviours in the designated area and causing damage by forcing vehicle entry or driving over grass areas to keep it safe and accessible for everyone.
The PSPO consultation will run for eight weeks from March 21 to May 15, 2023. Harrow Council invites residents to provide their views on the proposed PSPO by filling out the survey available on their website. The council urges residents to read the PSPO documents for the full details on the proposed requirements and prohibitions for the five distinct localities.
Harrow Council is taking action to make these areas safer for everyone to enjoy. The proposed PSPO will ensure that visitors and wildlife are protected, and the localities remain accessible for all to enjoy.
Have your say and find out more about the PSPO on the Harrow Council website.