Residents, visitors and people who work in Guildford, are invited to complete our survey asking about their experiences of anti-social behaviour.

 

The survey, which can be completed here: https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/58ISL4/, is open until 2 July.

 

Antisocial behaviour is any behaviour that is likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress to others. The Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 introduced Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPO’s) to tackle ongoing anti-social behaviour issues in public spaces. The Act gave councils the authority to implement a PSPO in response to particular behaviours affecting communities, depending on how persistent the anti-social behaviour is and whether it causes a detrimental impact on people’s lives.

 

Lead Councillor for Community and Housing, Cllr Julia McShane says:

 

“At the end of 2020 we extended our existing town centre PSPO, until October 2023. This PSPO restricts drinking alcohol in specified areas in Guildford town centre and allows Police and authorised officers to issue warnings and fixed penalty notice fines.”

 

“We want to understand if there are other ongoing anti-social behaviours affecting our residents and visitors and if so, where and when these behaviours occur. By listening to our residents and visitors, we will be able to decide if changes to our current PSPO would make them feel safer or whether we need to introduce an additional one.”

 

Chairman of the Safer Guildford Partnership and Managing Director, James Whiteman adds:

 

“We all have a key role to play in helping make local areas safe, and tackling anti-social behaviour continues to be a high priority for the Safer Guildford Partnership. It is important that our residents and visitors feel safe to enjoy our beautiful and historic town. Our work with the Safer Guildford Partnership is vital in helping us to respond to the issues affecting our communities.”