Consultation on the introduction of borough wide Public Space Protection Order

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The council would like to use new powers to get tough with people who:

  • Urinate, defecate or spit in public places
  • Are not prepared to clean up after their dog
  • Smoke in children’s play areas
  • Drive on footpaths and verges


In order to do this we wish to introduce what is known as a Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO). A PSPO would allow us to act quickly when we see these environmental crimes being committed. Breach of a PSPO is an offence for which an offender can be prosecuted and convicted by the Magistrates Court but the legislation allows us to issue fines (Fixed Penalty Notices) as an alternative to taking the matter to court. Not only do PSPOs make it easier for us to take action, but we hope will also make people think twice before acting anti-socially.

In order to make this happen, we need to check whether you, the people of Harrow, would welcome us being able to act in this way when tackling the issues above – that’s why we’ve designed this survey.

We also want to use it to hear from you about environmental problems in your area, so that we can target the areas of Harrow worse affected.


Thank you for taking part in our survey – we are really interested in hearing your views on environmental problems in Harrow. The survey doesn’t ask for your name or address.

You may now respond to this consultation


  • Opened
    26 Aug 2020 at 00:00
  • Closes
    27 Sep 2020 at 23:59




Consultation Topic
  • Community Safety
  • Environment