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Community Issues

Including PSPO's, PCN Protocol, Community Triggers and parking

Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs)

Gating Orders, Dog Control Orders and Designated Public Place Orders were replaced by Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) under the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014.

They are designed to stop individuals or groups committing anti-social behaviour in a public place and are intended to deal with a particular nuisance or problem in a specific area that is detrimental to the local communities quality of life.

Current PSPOs

A PSPO is currently in place at Speen Lodge Court, Speen. You can pdf icon view the Order [160kb], along with pdf icon background information [33kb] relating to the Order and pdf icon a map of the restricted area [333kb].


Community Notice Protection Protocol

Community Protection Notices (CPNs) are intended to deal with unreasonable, ongoing problems or nuisance which negatively affect a community's quality of life, by targeting the person responsible. A CPN can direct any individual over the age of 16, business or organisation responsible to do something or stop doing something in order to prevent the problem(s). A CPN could also require the person responsible to take reasonable steps to ensure it does not happen again.

In West Berkshire there is a pdf icon Community Protection Notice Protocol [547kb] which details the procedure for the serving of CPNs under Part 4 of The Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014, by West Berkshire Council and partner agencies who are able to issue CPNs within the West Berkshire Council area.


Community Triggers

Community Triggers came into affect in 2014 under the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014. They give victims of persistent ASB the opportunity to request a review of the actions taken by the agencies involved, when they feel that the actions taken have not been adequate to resolve the problem.

Community Triggers are not used to:

  • report ASB in the first instance
  • report general acts of crime, including hate crime
  • make a specific complaint about the handling of a case

How can I request a review?

To request a review there must have been:

  • at least three reports from one person, within a six month period OR
  • five reports from different people, within a six month period, of a problem that is not currently being investigated

You must have reported ASB within one month of the alleged behaviour taking place and the application for the community trigger review must be made within 6 months of the report of anti social behaviour.

For the period of 2018/19, one application for an ASB case review was received and the community trigger invoked. An ASB case review was carried out which resulted in recommendations being made.

For the period of 2019/20 so far, one application for an ASB case review has been received and the community trigger invoked. An ASB case review was carried out and advice was given.


Parking

If you have issues with parking within your community, we have created a pdf icon guide to help you report issues effectively [94kb].