Decision details

Public Spaces Protection Order Extension

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Cabinet recalled that the current Public Spaces Protection Orders that covered the High Wycombe town centre and the Desborough Road area, were due to expire in February 2020.


Cabinet were informed that formal consultation had been undertaken on the proposed extension of the two Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPO) for High Wycombe Town Centre and the surrounding area. The consultation responses and findings were included in the report before Cabinet.


After due consideration, Cabinet approval was sought to endorse the extension of the Orders until February 2023.


The following decision was taken as the Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) within High Wycombe town centre, which dealt with the consumption of alcohol, and the Desborough Road Public Spaces Protection Order, which deals with prostitution, expired in February 2020. A decision was required as to whether the PSPOs should be extended. The Order was made pursuant to Anti-social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014.


RESOLVED: That both PSPOs be extended for a further three years.  There was support from both the public and High Wycombe BIDCo to extend both PSPOs for a further three years, and whilst the police support the extension of the Town Centre PSPO, there were clear benefits to extending the Desborough Road PSPO as well – in order to continue to provide an additional tool for both the police and delegated Wycombe District Council Officers.      

Publication date: 06/02/2020

Date of decision: 03/02/2020

Decided at meeting: 03/02/2020 - Cabinet

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