Harrow Council’s Conservative administration has finalised and agreed a new borough-wide Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) to tackle anti-social behaviour. The new PSPO will come into force from 2024.
Restoring pride in Harrow is a key aim of the Council’s Conservative leadership. Tackling those people whose behaviour negatively impacts most law-abiding residents is a key step in increasing community pride.
This decision was made after an extensive consultation was completed involving over 500 responses from local people, who were overwhelmingly in favour of the proposed PSPO.
The new PSPO targets the following types of anti-social behaviour:
- Groups of people loitering and drinking in public places.
- Litter and waste being dropped or left behind on the street.
- Delivery waste and food packaging left in any open spaces.
- Dog control and fouling related incidents in alleys and streets.
- Dogs out of control and causing nuisance in parks and nature reserves.
- Wildlife attacks and harassment.
- Fly tipping and litter from vehicles.
- Nuisance vehicles parked on the verges and repairs in the street.
- Issues with delivery drivers riding and parking on pavements.
- General anti-social behaviour in parks and open spaces.
Cllr Anjana Patel, Cabinet Member responsible for Highways, Infrastructure & Community Safety said:
“Residents and businesses are fed up with anti-social behaviour. Not only does it cause a nuisance, but it ruins people’s enjoyment and peace as they go about their daily lives in our parks, town centres and public spaces.
We want to make our protection orders better so that they tackle issues that matter to them and deters those from engaging in nuisance behaviour. I’d like to thank everyone who fed back on our consultation which will help us restore pride in our borough and keep our borough clean and safe.”