Showgrounds PSPO Consultation

Bassetlaw District Council is consulting on a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) that would cover the Recreation Ground on Blyth Road, known locally as the Showground.

The consultation is taking place in response to complaints from local residents to the Council’s Community Safety Team about the use of powered paragliders, model aircraft, drones and motocross bikes on the recreation ground.

Following an initial consultation with residents directly affected by these activities, in addition to partners and stakeholders, a PSPO is being proposed, which would prevent certain activities taking place in this area for a period of three years.

The consultation is available by visiting the Council’s website and searching for ‘Current PSPOs’ and clicking on the link for Blyth Road. Residents have until Friday 3rd February to complete the online survey.

Gerald Connor, Community Safety Co-ordinator at Bassetlaw District Council, said:

“If you live in this area of Worksop or simply use the Showgrounds site for recreation, we are inviting residents to have their say on the proposed PSPO. The full PSPO conditions and information can be found on the Council’s website.”

A PSPO is made under powers vested in the local authority by Section 59, of the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act, 2014. A PSPO can be made where the council is satisfied that the activity or activities it proposes to restrict:

Have had, or are likely to have, a detrimental effect on the quality of life of those in the locality:

  • Is, or is likely to be, persistent or continuing in nature;
  • Is, or is likely to be, unreasonable; and
  • Justifies the restrictions imposed.

Fill in our online survey.

Published: Thursday 26 January 2017