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Ealing Council seeks to renew PSPO and invites public to take part in consultation about tackling anti-social behaviour

With Ealing’s public spaces protection order (PSPO) set to expire in September 2022, Ealing Council is consulting with residents across the borough on the idea to renew the existing PSPO which it says helps police and council officers combat anti-social behaviour such as littering, urinating in public, verbal abuse, spitting, street drinking and illegal drug use.

The council also says that having PSPO’s in place promotes public safety for residents and visitors to the borough and since being introduced in 2019 covers Ealing’s public spaces which include park, town centres and housing estates.

Fines imposed on those who break a PSPO are £100 and if not paid can involve court proceedings where the fine can increase to up to £1,000.

Council leader Peter Mason said: “Keeping our communities safe and tackling anti-social behaviour is one of our top priorities. Healthy communities cannot thrive if they are blighted by the actions of a few selfish people who won’t respect our borough and those who live here.”

Residents have until September 6 2022 to take part in the consultation process and the council says it will make a decision later in September 2022 on whether or not to renew the PSPO.

Councillor Aysha Raza, the council’s cabinet member for tackling inequalities, added: “We always welcome the opportunity to hear from residents and visitors of the borough to let their views be heard. This, ultimately, gives the council a greater understanding to improve the lives of our residents.”

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