Residents, shoppers and visitors are being asked their views on the introduction of a town-centre public space protection order (PSPO).
Croydon Council has launched a six-week consultation asking respondents if their enjoyment of the town centre has been affected by people drinking alcohol and/or behaving in ways that cause harassment, harm or distress – such as taking drugs or threatening others.
The PSPO will help the council work in partnership with the police to tackle street drinking and antisocial behaviour in the area.
Councillor Hamida Ali, cabinet member for communities, safety and justice
“Community safety affects everyone and we want to work together to help stop the ongoing antisocial behaviour that impacts on anyone’s enjoyment of the town centre, and harms the local community’s quality of life, so please tell us your views.”
Responses to the survey – which can be found here – will be used to inform the council’s final decision.
If you can’t access the online survey and want to have your say, call 020 8726 6000 and ask for the Safer Croydon Partnership.
The PSPO will replace the existing controlled drinking zones.