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The latest Crawley events cancelled by the council over coronavirus

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Crawley Council has published the latest list of events that have been cancelled as a result of coronavirus.

They said:

“Following Government guidance and in the interest of slowing the spread of Coronavirus the council has cancelled all events”.

The list includes:

  • Crawley Run Crew 10k in Tilgate park – 29 March
  • Foraging course in Tilgate Park
  • Superhero fun run in Tilgate park – 11 April
  • Scouts promise in Tilgate park – 26 April
  • St George’s day in the High street – 26 April
  • Swim Run in Tilgate park – 8 May
  • Brighton festival “A weekend without walls” – 9 May
  • British Airways Run Gatwick (postponed to 18 October 2020) – 10 May
  • VE party in the High Street – 10 May
  • Carnival funfair – 23-31 May
  • Luna Cinema – 29-30 May
  • Race for Life (postponed until 19 September) – 20 June
  • Bark in the Park (postponed until 12/13 September) – 6/7 June

The council added that they would review the situation at a later date and provide further guidance but the safety of residents and visitors was their number one priority.

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Crawley council ask if you want the town to continue to have an alcohol PSPO to prevent anti-social behaviour

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It has been mistaken in the past as an order to prohibit the consumption of alcohol in a public place, but the PSPO is in-fact a tool to allow police and council officers to request an individual to stop consuming and to hand over alcohol in their posession in order to prevent nuisance and anti-social behaviour.

The current Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) expires in October this year, 2020.

Now the council is asking residents and business owners in the town whether they want to see another PSPO activated for another three years.

The map shows the boundary the PSPO will cover.

In a release Crawley Council say;

“Crawley Borough Council is proposing to implement a Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) under Section 59 Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014, designating the area of Crawley edged in blue on the plan referred to in the PSPO as a restricted area for alcohol related anti-social behaviour, for 3 years. The PSPO will be a tool available to the police and council to reduce the impact that alcohol related nuisance and anti-social behaviour has on the community of Crawley.

There is currently an Alcohol PSPO in place which expires in October, this transitioned from a Designed Public Places Order (Consumption of Intoxicating Liquor) in 2017. The Designated Public Places Order had been in place since 2006. The new PSPO would replace the current PSPO when it expires.
The Order will prohibit the consumption of alcohol in a public place where it is associated with nuisance and anti-social behaviour or it is believed it will lead to nuisance and anti-social behaviour. The Order will give the police and authorised council officers the power to request an individual to stop drinking and hand over any open or sealed container(s) believed to contain alcohol. It will be an offence for anyone to engage in the activity prohibited by the PSPO, when asked to stop. Both the police and council officers will be able to enforce the order and issue fixed penalty notices.”

If you would like to support or object to the propsal then you can do so by filling out a short questionnaire by clicking here.

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