The London Borough of Bexley is currently considering the implementation of a Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO)  in Bexleyheath. Before a final decision is taken, this matter is open to public consultation via this survey.

PSPOs are intended to prevent individuals or groups committing anti-social behaviour in a public space where the behaviour is having, or is likely to have, a detrimental effect on the quality of life of those in the locality; be persistent or continuing in nature; and be unreasonable. The PSPO will initially be implemented for one year, but can be extended to a maximum of 3 years.

Over the last six months, the Partnership has witnessed an increase in anti-social behaviour related reports in and around Bexleyheath Broadway. Between March and July 2016, four separate 48-hour dispersal orders were put in place by the police. Through police powers to disperse persons from the area acting anti-socially, the dispersal orders have been successful in helping to reduce and deter disorder and violence, particularly during peak times.

The power to make a PSPO rests with local authorities, in consultation with the police and other relevant bodies and persons who may be affected.

The proposed prohibited activities to be included in the PSPO are as follows:

a) Behaving in a manner which causes, or is likely to cause, harassment, alarm or distress to another person

b) Using pedal cycles, skateboards, roller blades, hover boards or other similar devices in any pedestrianised area identified in the PSPO

c) Playing any type of ball games in any pedestrianised area identified in the PSPO.

Bexley Community Safety Partnership would like your feedback on your experience of anti-social behaviour in and around the Bexleyheath Broadway area. Your comments will help us shape and deliver services and protection orders for the community.

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* 1. Your experience of anti-social behaviour in Bexleyheath Broadway: In the last 12 months, have you witnessed behavior which has caused you to feel harassed, alarmed or distressed?

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* 2. In your experience, have the levels anti-social behavior in Bexleyheath Broadway increased in the last 12 months?

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* 3. Have you seen an increase in any of the following types of anti-social behaviour?

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Groups of individuals congregating, causing alarm, harm or distress
Fighting in a public place
Riding of pedal cycles, skateboards, roller blades, hover boards or similar devices in a pedestrian area
Ball games in pedestrianised areas

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* 4. Overall, how safe do you feel in the broadway?

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* 5. Do you agree that London Borough of Bexley should seek to prohibit this activity through a Public Spaces Protection Order?

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* 6. Do you agree with the conditions of the Public Spaces Protection Order, as set out in the Introduction to this survey?

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* 7. Please use the box below to give any further comments or feedback relating to the proposal to introduce a Public Space Protection Order in the broadway, Bexleyheath:

33% of survey complete.