Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPO) Consultation Thetford

The Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 introduced a range of new powers designed to address anti-social behaviour including Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs).

PSPOs are intended to deal with a particular nuisance or problem in a specific area that is detrimental to the quality of life to residents, businesses and visitors, and are persistent and continuing in nature by imposing conditions on the use of that area which apply to everyone. They are designed to ensure the law-abiding majority can use and enjoy public spaces, safe from anti-social behaviour.

Breckland Council is considering introducing a PSPO in Thetford to help address a range of issues that have been raised, and we would like to provide residents, businesses and visitors to the town with the opportunity to inform the process.

It is up to each local authority to determine which behaviours they include in a PSPO providing those activities:

•        have had, or are likely to have, a detrimental effect on the quality of life of those in the locality.

•        is, or is likely to be, persistent or continuing in nature.

•        is, or is likely to be, unreasonable.

•        justifies the restrictions imposed

All comments received during the consultation period - 21st April 2017 until 12th May 2017- will be considered in shaping the final Public Spaces Protection Order.

Please click on the link at the bottom of the page to complete the survey online.  Alternatively, paper copies of the consultation can be obtained and submitted at the following locations:

•        Thetford Town Council - King St, Thetford

•        Breckland Council - Breckland House, St Nicholas St, Thetford

•        Thetford Library - Raymond St, Thetford

It is important that you open the PDF Map of the proposed PSPO before you start the survey so it can be can referred to, please download it here;  Icon for pdf (PSPO) Consultation Thetford Map [1.58MB]

Online Survey

Please click here to complete the survey.