Tell us your views to help us improve community safety
Buckinghamshire Council would like to hear the views of local people as part of a consultation on improving public safety in specific areas of the county.
In line with legal requirements, the council is reviewing the Public Safety Protection Orders (PSPOs) currently in place in four locations in the county. The aim of the review is to gauge the effectiveness of the PSPOs and see if there is still a need for them to be in place. The PSPOs under review are in the following areas:
- West End Road, High Wycombe
- Buckingham Town Centre
- Winslow and Steeple Claydon
- Aylesbury Town Centre
PSPOs are intended to deal with a particular nuisance or problem in a particular area that is detrimental to the local community’s quality of life. They work by imposing conditions on the use of that area, these conditions apply to everyone. Brought in with the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014, PSPOs are designed to ensure that the law-abiding majority can use and enjoy public spaces, safe from anti-social behaviour.
Steve Bowles, Cabinet Member for Communities explained: “We are really keen to hear from local people, be they residents, businesses or organisations, about their thoughts on these PSPOs. For our health and wellbeing, it is important that everyone who lives or works in an area feels safe when out and about. Sometimes the behaviour of a small minority of people can affect those feelings. PSPOs are one way of addressing issues of anti-social behaviour so we’d like to know what people think of those we currently have in place. I would urge anyone with a link to these areas to find out more and take a few minutes to complete the survey.”
The surveys are open until midnight on Monday 11 July.
To find out more or to take part in the survey visit: