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Take part in our pedicabs consultation

We are asking residents and businesses for their views on introducing new legal controls to tackle anti-social behaviour associated with pedicabs in the south of the borough.

Last year the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 was passed. This made significant changes to the powers available to local authorities, the police and partners in tackling anti-social behaviour (ASB).

The Act introduced Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs). PSPOs allow local authorities to design and introduce new legislation and penalties to tackle a wide range of anti-social behaviours.

We are aware of community concerns about anti-social behaviour associated with pedicabs, primarily in the West End area. Concerns include noise from speakers used by pedicab drivers, particularly late at night, and pedicab drivers touting for trade aggressively.

We are considering the introduction of a PSPO to tackle this problem. Under any new order, police and accredited council officers would be able to issue on-the-spot fines of up to £100, or prosecute those operating pedicabs at specific times or in specific areas.

 

Councillor Jonathan Simpson, Cabinet Member for Community Safety
 “We are currently consulting on the use of PSPOs to tackle a range of issues across the borough. We know anti-social behaviour associated with pedicabs is a concern for our community, so we welcome the views of residents and businesses about how we tackle this issue.”
Councillor Jonathan Simpson, Cabinet Member for Community Safety

The public consultation on whether or not a PSPO should be implemented to tackle anti-social behavior associated with pedicabs, and the terms of its use, will run from Monday 21 December to Monday 15 February.

Find out more

Complete the consultation online at We Are Camden