Leeming Bar PSPO Pig’s Ear – £6,800 Wasted

Hambleton District Council (HDC) have accepted the statements that I made to them regards the Leeming Bar Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) as correct.

Correct Statements

  1. Hambleton District Council (HDC) are aware that legislation states that ” A public spaces protection order may not restrict the public right of way over a highway.”
  2. As HDC are aware of this fact they should not have introduced the Leeming Bar PSPO.
  3. HDC is not issuing Fixed Penalty Notices to anyone who parks overnight and remains with their vehicle in the area covered by the Leeming Bar PSPO.
  4. The signage for the Leeming Bar PSPO does not reflect the Leeming Bar PSPO.
  5. To be in full knowledge that the Leeming PSPO is unlawful and unenforceable yet not remove associated erroneous signage is misrepresentation.
  6. HDC can not issue a Fixed Penalty Notice against those taking Direct Action in the area covered by the Leeming Bar PSPO.

I am now considering further Direct Action.

Leeming Bar PSPO Pig’s Ear – £6,800 Wasted

I can confirm that a review of the PSPO will commence next week when the consultation opens.

As not one Fixed Penalty Notice has been issued this will mean HDC have wasted at least £6,800 on a pig’s ear of a PSPO that is both unlawful and unenforceable.

I have requested a full copy of the consultation documents.

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