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Survey on extension of PSPO in Chiltern area

Wednesday, July 6th, 2022

Buckinghamshire Council is asking for residents’ views on its proposal to extend an existing Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) covering areas of Amersham and Chesham.

PSPOs were introduced by the The Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014, allowing Councils to deal with a specific nuisance or problem in a defined area. These are problems that negatively affect the quality of life for local people. The order provides legal powers to deal with a particular nuisance or problem in a defined area.

The Council has a key role to play in helping make local places safe to live, visit and work in. It is proposing to extend the Chiltern Alcohol Restrictions Public Spaces Protection Order for a further three years. It is asking for views on how the PSPO is addressing anti-social behaviour in the area and whether you think the PSPO should be extended.

Some brief detail is below, but but a great deal more detail and explanation is available on https://yourvoicebucks.citizenspace.com/communities/chiltern-alcohol-pspo-2022/ which is also where you can take the survey.

The closing date for this consultation is midnight on 25th July.

Chiltern Alcohol Restrictions Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO)

The Chiltern Alcohol Restrictions PSPO was introduced on 31 October 2019 to address anti-social behaviour associated with the consumption of alcohol.

The PSPO prohibits consuming alcohol or having an open container for alcohol in the restricted areas at all times. Anyone continuing to carry out these activities in the restricted areas is committing an offence.

Maps and lists of the ‘restricted areas’ are available on the YourVoiceBucks survey page In short, they are concentrated on Old Amersham, Amersham-on-the-Hill, Chesham Town Centre and Chesham Cemetery.

What is a PSPO?

What can PSPOs be used for?

How are PSPOs enforced?

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