Local areas granted Public Spaces Protection Orders

From Brighton & Hove News

Twelve areas of Brighton and Hove have been granted special protection from travellers after a vote by councillors on Thursday 14 July.

The 12 sites will be subject to a “public spaces protection order” (PSPO) which is intended to tackle anti-social behaviour.

The order – to be made by Brighton and Hove City Council – sets out prohibited behaviours which would include

  • occupying any vehicle, caravan, tent or other structure
  • driving any vehicle on grass
  • littering or fly-tipping
  • lighting or maintaining a fire
  • defecating or urinating

The order would empower the council or police to

  • remove any vehicle, caravan, tent or other structure within 12 hours
  • dispose of items as directed
  • put out any fires
  • require people to give their name, address and date of birth

A report to councillors said that the orders were intended to tackle anti-social behaviour that was

  • having a detrimental effect on the quality of life of those in the locality
  • persistent or continuous and
  • unreasonable

The 12 sites are

  • The Greenway next to the railway in the New England Quarter
  • Hollingbury Park
  • Lawn Memorial Cemetery and adjacent land in Woodingdean
  • Preston Park
  • Rottingdean Recreation Ground
  • The seafront including the A259 from Black Rock to Hove Lagoon
  • Sheepcote Valley and East Brighton Park
  • St Helen’s Green
  • Stanmer Park
  • Surrenden Field
  • Waterhall
  • Wild Park

Some of the sites are sensitive because they have heritage status, are heavily used or are next to densely populated areas.

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One thought on “Local areas granted Public Spaces Protection Orders

  1. Edward

    For ten years Councillors have stood back and watched as ‘travellers’ occupied and fly tipped children’s parks, but refused to act because it did not suit their twisted ‘liberal’ agenda. This comes not a moment too soon. .

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