Tackling problem areas

Local people’s views are being sought on improving public safety in specific areas of Bucks.

Buckinghamshire Council is reviewing Public Safety Protection Orders currently in place in four locations in the county. The aim is to gauge the effectiveness of the orders and see if there is still a need for them to be in place. Under review are the following areas:

  • West End Road, High Wycombe;
  • Buckingham Town Centre;
  • Winslow and Steeple Claydon;
  • Aylesbury Town Centre.

The orders are intended to deal with a nuisance or problem in a particular area that is detrimental to the local community’s quality of life.

They work by imposing conditions on the use of that area. Brought in with the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014, the orders are designed to ensure that the law-abiding majority can use and enjoy public spaces, safe from anti-social behaviour.

Steve Bowles, Cabinet Member for Communities, said: ‘For our health and wellbeing, it is important that everyone who lives or works in an area feels safe when out and about. Sometimes the behaviour of a small minority of people can affect those feelings.’

The surveys are open until midnight on Monday 11 July.

To find out more or to take part in the survey visit: