Town Centre Public Spaces Protection Order - proposed amendments (2020)

Closed 5 Feb 2020

Opened 7 Jan 2020


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Public Safety Protection Orders (PSPO)s are intended to deal with particular anti-social behaviour problems, in a particular area, that is detrimental to the local community's quality of life by imposing conditions on the use of the area. In July 2018, a Public Spaces Protection Order was created for Luton Town Centre.

Why We Are Consulting

We have recently reviewed the impact of the Town Centre PSPO and are considering making two amendments that will help to ensure a long term change in anti-social behaviours in public spaces in and around the town centre. These proposed changes are:

  1. To extend the boundaries to include the public areas of the Galaxy Centre
  2. To change the provisions relating to begging. The current position is that begging is dealt with as a failure to stop offence.

The original 2018 PSPO is attached below for reference. 

We are inviting your comments on these proposals, which are set out in more detail within the survey questions. The survey is anonymous. All responses will be kept confidential.

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What Happens Next

Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey. We appreciate your feedback and we will do all we can to address any concerns/issues you have raised. We will keep you informed on the developments once analysis is complete on our You said, We did page.

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