We gather the views of our residents, partners and other service users through consultations about a number of issues.
Your views help shape the services we provide to you.
Below is some information on consultations currently being undertaken by, or involving, Charnwood Borough Council.
To find out what we have done in the past and the results and outcomes of recent consultations please visit our past consultations page.
Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) Consultation
Charnwood Borough Council currently has a Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) in place which runs from January 2017 to January 2020.
The PSPO will need to be varied or extended in January 2020 as three years is the maximum time period these orders can be in place in line with the Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014. The first part of varying/extending these orders will involve a consultation across the Borough.
The current orders cover:
- Not allowing a dog to foul and not clearing up (across the whole Borough except private and agricultural land)
- Dogs being excluded from fenced children’s play areas
- Dogs being kept on a lead in certain areas
The proposals in the consultation include maintaining the existing controls and also asking residents and other stakeholders if further controls may be considered.
It is important to note that any additional controls will only be considered where there is clear evidence of significant ASB activities, for example dog attacks. There will also be an additional resource needed to enforce so historical data and evidence will be reviewed when making any decisions. The request for any additional controls will need to meet the legal test:
Power to make orders
1. A local authority may make a public spaces protection order if satisfied on reasonable grounds that two conditions are met.
2. The first condition is that —
(a) activities carried on in a public place within the authority’s area have had a detrimental effect on the quality of life of those in the locality, or
(b) it is likely that activities will be carried on in a public place within that area and that they will have such an effect.
3. The second condition is that the effect, or likely effect, of the activities—
(a) is, or is likely to be, of a persistent or continuing nature
(b) is, or is likely to be, such as to make the activities unreasonable, and
(c) justifies the restrictions imposed by the notice.
4. A public spaces protection order is an order that identifies the public place referred to in subsection (2) (“the restricted area”) and—
(a) prohibits specified things being done in the restricted area
(b) requires specified things to be done by persons carrying on specified activities in that area, or
(c) does both of those things.
5. The only prohibitions or requirements that may be imposed are ones that are reasonable to impose in order—
(a) to prevent the detrimental effect referred to in subsection (2) from continuing, occurring or recurring, or
(b) to reduce that detrimental effect or to reduce the risk of its continuance, occurrence or recurrence
If you would like to complete the online survey – use the link below:
https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/55DVFBS. The survery runs until May 24, 2019.
You can request a paper copy by calling Nicky Gibson on 01509 634576 or emailing Nicola.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rogue Landlords Consultation
The Council wish to obtain further intelligence on the housing stock, tenants and the owners of properties and are undertaking research to identify Rogue Landlords across the Borough and take the appropriate action.
BMG Research has been commissioned by Charnwood Borough Council to carry out face-to-face interviews with residents. BMG Research Interviewers will be carrying an identity card with a photograph; please ensure you check the identity card if they knock on your door.
The responses you give will be linked to your details and passed back to Charnwood Borough Council. You will not be contacted further about the answers you give, unless you give your permission to do so. BMG Research will ensure all information is handled and stored securely.
If you have any questions or concerns about the survey, you can contact the BMG Research Helpline on 0800 358 0337. This number is free from landlines, although mobiles may be charged. Alternatively, you can call BMG Research on 0121 3336006 and ask to be put through to Jordan Harrold.
Last updated: Mon 8th April, 2019 @ 12:03