Decision details

Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) for Open Spaces, Graveyards and Cemeteries

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To approve the making of a borough wide PSPO impacting Open Spaces, Graveyards and Cemeteries.


Reason Deferred: Decision deferred to September Cabinet to allow further consideration.


RESOLVED: that Cabinet


     i)        approved option 1 in respect of the introduction and implementation of the proposed PSPO in the draft terms and the options as set out in appendix one for a period of three years;


    ii)        delegated authority to the Strategic Director for Regeneration and Environment to set the date on which the PSPO will become effective and in force;


   iii)        noted that the previous delegation provided by Cabinet to the Chief Operating Officer (now the Strategic Director of Regeneration and Environment) in consultation with the lead member for Community Safety and Engagement for the function of making Public Spaces Protection Order under the Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014 remains in place for future PSPO proposals;


   iv)        Noted that a separate review and update report will be submitted to Cabinet in due course reviewing the decision making process for the PSPOs made to date and considering whether to have alternative arrangements for making a PSPO;


    v)        Noted that the Council’s bye laws relating to its parks, open spaces, cemeteries and graveyards will no longer be in force when the proposed PSPO comes into force;


   vi)        delegated to the Strategic Director for Regeneration and Environment in consultation with the Lead Members for Environment and Community Safety and Engagement the authority to add any additional parks to the PSPO regarding the consumption of alcohol.


Reason Key: Affects more than 2 wards;

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Contact: Karina Wane, Head of Community Protection Email: Tel: 020 8937 5067.

Report author: Karina Wane

Publication date: 11/09/2019

Date of decision: 09/09/2019

Decided at meeting: 09/09/2019 - Cabinet

Effective from: 17/09/2019

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