Have your say on anti-social behaviour in our borough

1. Introduction

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Thank you for taking time to fill out our survey which will help us to reduce anti-social behaviour in our town centre. It will take around 5 minutes. Before you start please read below:

What is a PSPO?  
A PSPO is a Public Spaces Protection Order, it is used to tackle anti-social behaviour issues and was introduced by the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014. If people break the conditions of the PSPO they can be prosecuted. Anti-social behaviour is any behaviour that is likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress to others.

Why do we want your feedback?
Our current town centre PSPO (2020) helps to reduce anti-social behaviour by stopping people drinking alcohol in public spaces. Your views are really important to understand whether we need to change the PSPO or develop other ways to help reduce anti-social behaviour in the town centre and throughout the borough.

Before we change our PSPO we need consult with the Police, owners or occupiers of land within the affected area where reasonably practicable, appropriate community representatives and the general public. 

Coronavirus (Covid-19) impact
We are aware that anti-social behaviour has changed due to the current Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown restrictions. As a PSPO can last for up to three years, it is important for us to focus on long-term issues that existed before lockdown began in March 2020.

Prefer to complete the survey on paper?
For more information or to request a paper copy of the questionnaire, please visit our website, email communitysafety@guildford.gov.uk  or call 01483 505050.