Starting Monday May 20th 2019, the Parks and Events Police are authorised to issue Fixed Penalty Notices for breaches of the bylaws applying to local Parks and Commons. People who misbehave and commit anti-social behaviour in est open spaces face being handed on-the-spot fines.
The council is introducing changes to the way irresponsible and unreasonable behaviour (including the bye law prohibiting the mending of chairs!) is dealt with. This change is designed to free up the borough’s parks police officers to carry out additional patrols.
The Society was consulted about this proposal and agreed and welcomed the change.