It would appear that Councillor Carl Les, Leader of North Yorkshire County Council and Hambleton District Council Councillor is in full procrastination mode in relation to the Leeming Bar Public Spaces Protection Order.
End Of July
In late July I referred Carl to the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 – 65 – 1 which states:
” A public spaces protection order may not restrict the public right of way over a highway.”
As the PSPO restricts the public right of way over a highway it should never have been introduced.
Beginning of August
Carl informed me
“The holiday season is making it more difficult to get people together to discuss the legal advice the Council has been given. Consequently the Council is continuing with the educational phase of the PSPO, as it is important to the communities we were elected to represent that they see we are taking their concerns seriously. Once the meeting has been held to decide what “next steps” to propose we will be in touch with all concerned parties.”
I am informed:
“As planned the Council will be reviewing this initiative later in the year.”
Open Letter To Carl – Force My Hand
Could I please refer you to the following:
As you have failed to inform me of the legal advice that was received and the decision that was taken as a result I can only assume you are in full procrastination mode.
This is disappointing.
Please advise what legal advice was received in relation to the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 – 65 – 1 with regards the Leeming Bar Public Spaces Protection Order?
To be in full knowledge that the PSPO is unlawful and unenforceable could be seen as fraud.
It would appear that you are forcing my hand to undertake further Direct Action. Hopefully, this is not the case.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Regards Andy Strangeway