Nottingham City Council is seeking the views of those who live in, work in or visit the city centre, and the views of those who use, or may have used, public city centre car parks in respect of a proposed Public Spaces Protection Order that it is intended will apply to the city centre car parks.
Evidence from a variety of sources indicates that there are a variety of behaviours occurring within Nottingham city centre public car parks that are potentially having a detrimental effect on bona fide users of those car parks and thus those living in, working in or visiting the city centre, particularly multi-storey/covered public car parks.
These behaviours include drug taking and dealing, the leaving behind of drug paraphernalia, urination and defecation, begging, theft of and theft from vehicles and vehicle damage. The behaviours pose risks to health and property, have the potential to intimidate lawful users of the car parks, and reduce feelings of safety and well-being amongst lawful users
The proposed PSPO would restrict access to public car parks specified within the order to bona fide car park users (i.e. those parking and retrieving vehicles) and others, specified in the order, with valid reason for access i.e. emergency services, landowners, car park staff, utility companies etc.
The views of those who use public city centre car parks and those who live in, work in or visit the city centre are important to us, and we want to hear your views on public city centre car parks and whether you support the terms of the proposed PSPO