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Proposed new public places orders

Proposed new public places orders could help tackle anti-social behaviour


Public Spaces Protection Order for Henley 

The district council is proposing to introduce a PSPO in Henley-on-Thames to retain the existing powers the police currently have to tackle alcohol related anti-social behaviour under the town’s DPPO.  The police find these powers particularly useful in helping to maintain safety at larger events in the town such as the Henley Regatta.

Members of the public can now comment on the draft Public Spaces Protection Order: 

For assistance, or to request a paper copy of either consultation, please call 01235 422154.

Responses to the consultation need to be made by midnight Monday 20 November.  The council will then use the feedback to help finalise the PSPO and hopes to have the new Order in place by Spring 2018.

Cllr Elizabeth Gillespie, Cabinet Member for Community Safety at South Oxfordshire District Council, said: “In Henley police want to retain the existing alcohol related powers but don’t see a need for any new measures to be implemented.

“We now want to hear what people think of the proposals.  PSPOs can be tailored to the needs of a specific town and it’s important that the schemes we implement are suitable for Thame and Henley.”


Under the existing Designated Public Places Order police in both towns can take alcohol off anyone who is behaving anti-socially in a public area – if they refuse to hand the alcohol over they can be fined.

People drinking responsibly will not be affected by the proposed orders.  The orders would apply to public areas and not to licensed premises.


South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils

01235 422400

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