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Have your say! Consultation on Public Spaces Protection Order at Speen Lodge Court, Newbury

West Berkshire Council is holding a public consultation on extending the current Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) at Speen Lodge Court, Newbury.

Public Spaces Protection Order Speen Lodge

They're seeking the views of local residents, businesses, agencies and visitors to Speen Lodge Court on the proposed condition to extend the PSPO for a further 3 years which will allow them to continue to enforce the current restriction in place to ensure that everyone can feel safe.

At this specific location, the proposal is to restrict access to the public right of way over a highway.

Cllr Howard Woollaston, West Berkshire's Executive Member for Public Health and Community Wellbeing, said:

"It is our duty to ensure that our residents can feel as safe as possible at all times. We have given careful consideration to issues with anti-social behaviour that have arisen at Speen Lodge Court.

"We feel that our proposal to restrict a certain right of ways will be a positive step towards addressing these. Therefore, we're asking people who live and work in that area to take part in the consultation on the order to help us to reduce and maintain low crime and anti-social behaviour."

The consultation will be live between Monday 10 August and Monday 14 September 2020. The initial findings from the consultation will be taken to the Building Communities Together Partnership for recommendation on the final decision. 

Take part in the consultation at www.westberks.gov.uk/pspospeenlodgecourt.

Hard copies of the survey are available on request to those without online access by calling the Building Communities Together Team (01635) 551111.