Orders Are Renewed By Richmond To Protect Parks And Open Spaces

After a public consultation two Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs) have been renewed in an attempt to address anti-social activities in Richmond.

These orders were previously introduced in October 2017 when these problems first occurred, they have now been renewed and updated in the hopes they can tackle these issues again. .

After consulting with residents, landowners and the Police, the Council has drawn up new proposals.

These are the types of behaviours the council plan to tackle:

  • Disorderly drunkenness
  • The use of BBQs
  • Unauthorised entrance into parks
  • Dog fouling
  • Public urination
  • Defecation
  • The use of drones.

Cllr Julia Neden-Watts, Chair of the Environment and Sustainability Committee, said:

“We all know how important our parks and open spaces are. These orders help to make sure they are safe places for all to enjoy.

“Most park visitors are conscientious; however, a small minority are not, and this can spoil the enjoyment for everyone else.

One PSPOs tackles excessive consumption of alcohol, public urination and defecation, and damage to land.

The other focuses on responsibilities relating to dogs, including the number of dogs that can be walked at a time by one person.”

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