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Proposed Public Space Protection Order – Roscommon Way Canvey Island

The Council is considering introducing a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) for the Roscommon Way area of Canvey Island to prevent vehicle related anti-social behaviour.

Public Space Protection Orders (PSPO) are a tool available to Councils under the Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014 and are intended to be used to deal with a particular nuisance or problem in a specific area that is having a detrimental effect to the local community’s quality of life, by imposing conditions on the use of that area which apply to everyone. They are intended to help ensure that the law abiding majority can use and enjoy public spaces, safe from anti-social behaviour.

A person found to be in breach of a PSPO is liable to be issued with a Fixed Penalty Notice of £l00 or on summary conviction to a maximum penalty of a Level 3 fine.

There has been regular complaints of dangerous driving, racing, excessive noise, car cruises and meets since the road was built. Activities can attract large crowds and there is a serious risk posed to spectators.

At the Cabinet meeting on 17 November 2021 it was agreed to commence the statutory consultation on introducing a PSPO to deal with this vehicle anti-social behaviour. We will be consulting with other agencies and is also open to people who live, work or regularly visit the affected area. It will run from 20 December 2021 to 31 January 2022.

Draft PSPO showing proposed prohibited activities and Map -  Consultation draft PSPO[pdf] 262KB


Responses to the survey will be considered by The Council and the results published.

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