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Changes to Membership
Any changes will be reported at the meeting.
The Chairman welcomed Councillor M Collins as a permanent member of the Committee in place of Councillor J Brandis.
To approve as a correct record the Minutes of the meetings held on 18 March 2019 and 15 May 2019.
That the Minutes of the meetings held on 18 March 2019 and 15 May 2019 be approved as a correct record.
For Members to consider the attached report.
Contact officer: Simon Gallacher 01296 585083
The Committee received a report which sought views from Members on the extension of Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) for Aylesbury town centre and the variation of PSPOs in place for Alfred Rose Memorial Park, Bedgrove Park and Edinburgh Playing Fields. The variations included the prohibitions on the use of mechanically propelled vehicles that had or may be capable of causing nuisance within the park. Maps of the areas were included in the officer’s report.
Local authorities were responsible for the making of PSPOs and were created if the Council was satisfied that there was an evidence base for their use. PSPOs needed to specify the public space that the prohibitions applied to, require people to do or not do something, and can apply at all times/circumstances or within specified times/circumstances. The making, extending, or variation of a PSPO required the Council to consult with the Chief Office of Police, the Police and Crime Commissioner, appropriate community representatives and the owner/occupier of the land within the restricted area. AVDC had a number of PSPOs in place in the Vale, for instance the centres of Aylesbury, Buckingham, Winslow and Aston Clinton, in addition to a significant number in parks and greenspaces.
The report outlined the existing Aylesbury Town Centre PSPO which was made in November 2016 and it needed to be reviewed prior to its expiration in November 2019. Prior to expiration, a decision needed to be made as to whether the PSPO should be extended further, vary its existing scope, discharge it or allow it to lapse. Officers had made enquiries with policing teams in the town centre and they had indicated a preference for the PSPO to remain in place. Persistent street drinking was an issue in the town centre and was associated with anti-social behaviour so may be within the scope of the PSPO’s terms, The intention was for a consultation to be run on the basis that the order be extended for a further three years. Proposed consultees would be invited to complete a questionnaire and the Council’s media channels would promote the consultation wider. The consultation would commence from 3 June for six weeks until 14 July 2019. The results would be reported back to the Licensing Committee at their meeting in September 2019 for a final decision on the PSPO.
The orders in place for Alfred Rose Memorial Park, Bedgrove Park and Edinburgh Playing Fields were converted from Designated Public Place Orders in October 2017 and related solely to prohibitions on the consumption of alcohol. Officers had received complaints on the use of motor bikes, including scrambler bikes and mini motos, and, on occasion, cars accessing and driving around these parks. There had also been an incident of a TVP Special Sergeant being seriously injured by a quad bike at Alfred Rose Park in September 2017. AVDC were, therefore, supportive of a variation on the PSPO to prohibit the use of such vehicles in these three parks. A draft questionnaire would be circulated for ... view the full minutes text for item 3.