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Have your say on proposal to tackle anti-social behaviour in town centre

PUBLISHED: 12:47 03 April 2017 | UPDATED: 14:29 03 April 2017

Keep Streets Live! campaigner Johnny Walker in the centre with fellow musicians Pete Hartley and Chester Bingley making a peaceful protest against Havering council's proposal to introduce a PSPO in the town centre

Keep Streets Live! campaigner Johnny Walker in the centre with fellow musicians Pete Hartley and Chester Bingley making a peaceful protest against Havering council's proposal to introduce a PSPO in the town centre

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A consultation on a proposal which would ban buskers from using amplified equipment in the town centre and begging will end this week.

In a bid to tackle anti-social behaviour in Romford town centre, Havering Council has been seeking residents’ views on a proposal to introduce a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO).

A PSPO - a list of conditions to control or stop certain types of behaviour in a defined area - may be brought to Romford following a 28-day consultation which launched last month.

The consultation focuses on the proposed conditions of the PSPO, which includes, but is not limited to, street drinking, possession, consumption or sales of psychoactive substances, controlled or illegal, no spitting and no begging.

No unlicensed street trading, charity solicitation, also known as “chugging”, or busking with amplified equipment.

Buskers took part in a peaceful - and musical - protest last week in South Street, Romford, performing and asking shoppers to sign a petition to put a stop to the proposal going ahead.

The consultation ends on Wednesday.

To have your say visit havering.gov.uk/consultations

Alternatively, residents and businesses can write to: RTC-PSPO Consultation, Community Safety & Development, The Flat, Town Hall, Main Road, Romford, RM1 3BB or call 01708 726 060.


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