This consultation will be open from Monday 29 January until 5pm on Monday 26 March 2018.
Ealing Council is asking for views on a proposed Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) outside the Marie Stopes clinic on Mattock Lane. The ‘safe zone’ is being proposed in Ealing to stop harassment and intimidation for women visiting the clinic and also improve the quality of life for residents.
A PSPO acts as a tool with additional powers that council officers and the local police are able to use when needed to tackle anti-social behaviour within the area.
The proposed area is the length and breadth of Mattock Lane and will prohibit people within that area from congregating, displaying images and from approaching or monitoring people accessing the clinic.
Following the council’s research and investigation into the issue of behaviours of groups outside the clinic, a report was presented to cabinet members on Tuesday, 16 January 2018, where members agreed to proceed with an eight week consultation.
If you’re someone who works, visits or lives on Mattock Lane or the immediate surrounding areas and/or visits the clinic, then the proposed PSPO should be of interest to you.
The consultation will be open until 5pm on 26 March 2018, and seeks your opinion on the behaviours in the safe zone and how these may have had a detrimental effect on the quality of life of those who live, work in, or visit the area, as well as people using the clinic. Please read the full consultation document before completing an online survey to submit your views.
What happens next
Once the consultation has closed, the council will collate all the feedback and then present a report to cabinet to decide if a PSPO should be implemented. If approved, the PSPO will come into effect in April 2018.
For any help or questions about this consultation please email SaferCommunities@ealing.gov.uk or call 020 8825 5994. You may also use this email address to send in your responses directly, however please ensure your responses relate to the questions asked in the consultation.