Public Spaces Protection Order - Speen Lodge Court
Published: 07 July 2023
West Berkshire Council has launched a six week consultation to review the current Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) in Speen Lodge Court and are seeking the views of the local community and relevant agencies on the current PSPO and on the future of the PSPO which is due to expire in October 2023.
In 2008 a Gating Order was put in place in the area of Speen Lodge Court. The public right of way over the footway from Speen Lodge Court to the A4 Bath Road was restricted through the installation of a gate. In 2010 the Gating Order was varied to allow non-residents of Speen Lodge Court to apply for a key giving them access to the restricted area via the gate. Under the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act, 2014 Gating Orders converted to PSPOs. Between August and October 2020, a review and public consultation was undertaken, and the PSPO was extended for a further three years. This existing PSPO is due to expire in October 2023, and under the Act needs to be reviewed again to see whether it should be discharged or extended.
The consultation will be live between 7 July and 18 August.
You can take part in the consultation at www.westberks.gov.uk/pspothatcham where you will also find additional information. Hard copies of the survey will be available from the Speen Community Café at The Starting Gate every Wednesday between 2pm-5pm or on request to the Building Communities Together Team.
A full report on the consultation will be published at www.westberks.gov.uk/pspospeenlodgecourt
The final decision will be made in early October 2023.