Residents are being asked for their views on plans to reinstate the powers of a Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) for the west of the borough, which includes Bridge, Monkhams, Churchfields, South Woodford, Wanstead Village and Wanstead Park wards.
The previous PSPO – which expired in October 2018 – prevented street drinking, and it has been proposed to update this order to crack down on other issues, including aggressive begging, public urination, loitering and spitting. The PSPO will enable police and council officers to issue a fixed penalty notice to the sum of £100 to those failing to comply with the order. If agreed, the changes will come into effect this summer for three years (unless revoked sooner by the council).
The consultation closes on 31 May. Visit swvg.co/pspo