We want to introduce a PSPO to stop anti-social behaviour and illegal gambling on Westminster Bridge and the Southbank area.
Street gambling and gaming on Westminster Bridge and the Golden Jubilee Footbridges has been a persistent source of crime and nuisance in recent years. This has led to a number of complaints from members of the public and a series of costly policing operations to respond to the issue.
As the problems still persist, we’re working with our partners to find more efficient and long-term solutions to tackle the problem. PSPOs can be used to regulate activities in particular public places that can have a detrimental effect on the local community. They can help by giving local councils and local police additional powers to tackle anti-social behaviour in specific locations.
To help us decide on the best way forward, we want to know what you think.
The documents below outline the background to this proposal, the area to be covered by the order, and the prohibitions that would be included. Your survey responses will be analysed and used to inform our decision about whether to implement the PSPO. All answers will be kept confidential.
The consultation will run for four weeks to 9 September 2016. Visitors, residents, businesses and other interested parties are encouraged to get involved and complete the survey.
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|PSPO proposal report||250.98 KB|
|Appendix A - Draft PSPO wording||188.73 KB|
|Appendix B - Proposed area for PSPO||980.37 KB|
|Appendix C - Evidence by Westminster City Council||840.37 KB|
|Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014: Reform of anti-social behaviour powers||526.21 KB|