Zones are being proposed in certain areas of Southall, to improve the quality of life for residents and visitors. Before making a decision, Ealing Council would like to hear your opinions.
The council is asking for the public to share their views on the two proposed public spaces protection orders (PSPOs) within Southall’s town centre and certain open spaces.
A PSPO ultimately acts as a tool with additional powers that council officers and the local police are able to use, when necessary, to tackle anti-social behaviour. A PSPO was introduced in West Ealing earlier this year.
Where would the Southall PSPOs be?
If you are someone who works, visits or lives in Southall area then the proposed PSPOs should be of interest to you.
The proposed zones would cover the town centre, Southall Park (pictured above), Spikes Bridge Park, Wolf Fields, Southall Recreation Ground, Southall Manor House Grounds and Havelock Cemetery. Click here to view all of the proposed PSPO zones as maps.
This follows a ‘Safer Southall Conversation’ event and survey, which made it clear that residents, business owners, and visitors to Southall would like to see improvements. And, the council has identified the named areas as having particular problems using feedback from the survey, statistics on crime and anti-social behaviour, and information from other local organisations.
Have your say
The public consultation is open and will run for an eight-week period. It will close on Monday, 11 December 2017.
At that point, the council will review the responses and collate the results before making a decision. If approved, the PSPOs should come into effect in early 2018.
‘Making sure public spaces are welcoming’
Councillor Ranjit Dheer, cabinet member for community services and safety, said: “Our research has shown that the Southall community would welcome the idea of more enforcement action being taken against those committing anti-social behaviour in the area.
“It is about making sure public spaces are welcoming, and not about restricting access to them. The idea is to discourage anti-social behaviour from happening in the first place but, if a problem persists, the order would make sure it can be dealt with effectively.”
If you would like to know more and share your views about the proposed PSPO visit www.ealing.gov.uk/consultations by 11 December.
If you have any further queries or feedback about the proposed PSPOs, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 8825 5994.
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