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Date posted: 14 May 2024

Waverley extends its ASB Public Spaces Protection Order

Waverley Borough Council has approved the extension of the anti-social behaviour (ASB) Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) for Godalming, Farncombe and council managed parks and greenspaces.

The order, which was originally put in place in April 2021, has been extended until April 2027 following a consultation, where 93% of respondents agreed that the PSPO should be extended.

The Order deals with anti-social behaviour in Godalming and Farncombe and prohibiting the lighting of barbecues and bonfires on council managed parks and green spaces throughout Waverley.

Any challenges against the making of the Order can be made to the High Court by 2 June 2024, by anyone who lives in, regularly works in, or visits the areas covered by the PSPO.

Waverley Borough Council’s Portfolio Holder for Community Services, Leisure and EDI, Councillor Kika Mirylees, said:

“It was strongly felt that failure to extend the PSPO would have a very real impact on the work of our dedicated Parks and Countryside team, especially though the spring and summer months, when barbecues and bonfires can be so dangerous to our greenspaces. It would also have an impact on our police partners who are able to use the specific powers to deal with anti-social behaviour.

“I’d like to thank all those who responded to our survey, your participation was gratefully received and helped us to decide on the extension of the PSPO.”

If you’d like to see a summary or find out more information, you can visit our website at  Waverley Borough Council - Anti-social behaviour PSPO.

Any queries about the PSPO can be directed to the Waverley Borough Council Anti-social Behaviour Officer at

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