Consultation launched on proposed PSPO for Woodchurch
A Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) is being proposed for part of the Woodchurch area and Wirral Council is consulting businesses and residents over the plan.
This consultation seeks people’s views for the proposed PSPO to address complaints of anti-social behaviour involving (but not limited to) intimidating groups, misuse of wheeled vehicles, drug misuse, littering, and alcohol related disorder including criminal damage and violent offences.
This activity has previously resulted in damage as well as causing nuisance, annoyance and disruption to members of the public, business owners and their employees.
The PSPO would cover parts of Pemberton Road, Ferny Brow Road, Grass Wood Road and Hoole Road and incorporates and/or extends to The Meadow, Cheverton Close, Huddleston Close as well as the land at Selbourne Close which is located in between Cheverton Close and Huddleston Close. (See area edged red on the plan)
A PSPO is a provision created by the Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing act 2014. It is intended to deal with particular nuisances or problems in a defined area that are considered to be detrimental to the local community’s quality of life.
It can do this by imposing conditions on the use of that area which will apply to everyone so that the majority of people can enjoy the public space.
The Council has the power to implement PSPOs with the purpose of stopping individuals or groups committing anti-social behaviour in public spaces.
It will be an offence to, without reasonable excuse, do anything that the person is prohibited from doing by a Public Spaces Protection Order. A person guilty of such an offence is liable to a fine on prosecution (currently a maximum of £1,000). Authorised officers can issue a Fixed Penalty Notice (£100) if appropriate.
Details of how to get involved in the consultation can be found here. The ways to respond to this consultation should be made in writing to the following address: Wirral Council Anti-Social Behaviour Team, Wallasey Town Hall, Brighton Street, Wirral, CH44 8ED or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Any representations must be received before the consultation period ends at 5pm on 21 September 2022.