Proposal to extend the Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPO) in Windsor, Maidenhead and Ascot

Residents are being invited to provide feedback on a proposal for a three year extension to the Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPO), listed below:

  1. Alcohol Consumption – Borough wide (previously DPPO).
    If the consumption of alcohol has a detrimental effect of those in the locality, an authorised person can ask persons to stop drinking or for an alcohol container to be surrendered or face a level 2 fine.
  1. Alcohol Consumption – Brocas / footpath 51 and 30 / Meadow Lane Car Park (Eton College Land).
    An authorised person can ask persons to stop drinking or for an alcohol container to be surrendered or face a level 2 fine, to prevent public nuisance or disorder.
  1. Gating of Footpath 51.
    Restrict public right of way between hours of 10pm and 5am via installation, operation and maintenance of an electronic gate.

Public Spaces Protection Orders propose to deal with nuisance in a particular area that is having a detrimental effect on the quality of life for those in the local community. It can prohibit certain things or require specific things to be done.

Repeated reports of drunk and disorderly behaviour and blockage of the footpath were seen by the council as having, or likely to have, a detrimental effect on the community’s quality of life. As a result, we implemented borough wide PSPOs for Windsor, Maidenhead and Ascot and a gating order to the footpath to address these behaviours, enabling our Community Wardens and other authorised persons to issue on-the-spot fines. The PSPOs have been effective in preventing these activities during its operation.

We are proposing to extend the current PSPOs for an additional three years with the existing restrictions and requirements which would see the PSPOs being in place until 2023.                                              

Residents have until midnight Sunday 27 October 2019 to give their feedback on extending the PSPOs.