Public Space Protection Order Consultation Gullet Quarry
About Gullet Quarry
Gullet Quarry, which is owned by Malvern Hills Trust, has been the site of several fatal swimming accidents over the years, most recently being the loss of two individuals during the summer of 2013. Immediately after those last two incidents the site was closed to the public and that same year the Malvern Hills Conservators (Trust) commissioned a report from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (ROSPA) which gave a number of further recommendations for improving safety at the site. Subsequent to that report new perimeter fencing and signage has been installed warning the public to keep out of the fenced area and not to swim in the quarry.
Despite being regularly patrolled by Trust wardens during the summer months, and regular attendance by both members of the police and the local fire service to raise public awareness of the dangers of swimming at the quarry, the Trust are still recording frequent incidents of individuals or groups entering the fenced-out area and swimming in the quarry. This was particularly problematic during the long hot summer period of 2018, with up to 40 individuals being recorded within the fenced area at one time.
Under the byelaws that cover the Trust’s land, both entry into the fenced out area, and swimming in the quarry itself are unlawful. However attempts to enforce these byelaws in the normal way have proved difficult for both the Trust and the Police to implement. The Police have attended the site on a number of occasions this year, at the Trust’s request, and successfully moved people on, but contraventions have continued despite these visits.
What are Public Spaces Protection Orders?
Public Spaces Protection Orders are intended to deal with a particular nuisance or problem in a specific area that is detrimental to the local community’s quality of life, by imposing conditions on the use of that area which apply to everyone. They are intended to help ensure that the law-abiding majority can use and enjoy public spaces, safe from anti-social behaviour.
Given that these orders can restrict what people can do and how they behave in public spaces, it is important that the restrictions imposed are focused on specific behaviours and are proportionate to the detrimental effect that the behaviour is causing or can cause, and are necessary to prevent it from continuing, occurring or recurring.
Breaching the order is a criminal offence, resulting in a fixed penalty notice of up to £100 if appropriate or prosecution.
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Survey on open spaces and recreation
Malvern Hills District, Wychavon District and Worcester City Councils are working jointly with Ethos Environmental Planning to undertake an open space, outdoor recreation and community buildings study - to collect information about how much and what type of open space and recreation facilities are required to meet the needs of local people. As part of this work we are keen to understand more about how you use and value your local open spaces and community buildings and what might improve their attractiveness to or frequency of use by local people. This will provide invaluable information to assess if there are any gaps in provision with the aim of ensuring that facilities meet the needs of local people. An online survey was conducted with a deadline of 28 September 2018.
Application to Operate a Schedule 13 process under the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016 (as amended)
Reference : 18/00004/A2, Schedule 13 Permit to operate a Small Waste Incineration Plant activity for the ‘Incineration of Clinical Waste’ at Haylers End Energy Recovery Plant, Hangmans Lane, Hanley Castle, Worcestershire, WR8 0AJ.
The application form and associated documents can be found on the WRS web site at http://www.worcsregservices.gov.uk/pollution/permitting-current-consultations.aspx
Consultation closed on the 30th of August 2018.
Helping to decide our priorities
We have been reviewing our Five Year Plan and held a consultation to gain views on what issues residents would like to see us focus on during September and October 2017.
The plan runs until 2021 and contains various actions setting out how we will deliver on our three key priorities - building stronger and healthier communities, driving economic growth and prosperity and making the most of our superb environment.
The survey contained options for residents to choose what they think we should be doing more or less of. The list includes delivering affordable housing, improving people’s health, developing the skills of young people, improving parks and open spaces and making the district an even better place to visit. Residents can also make their own suggestions.
Views will be used to decide on new actions to add to the plan, or replace others with as they are completed and the updated plan is due to go to Council for approval in January 2018.
Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984
Notice was given that Malvern Hills District Council in exercise of its enabling powers under the Road Traffic Regulation Act proposes to make the following amendments to the Malvern Hills District Council (Off Street Parking Places) Civil Enforcement Order 2013:
- Re-designation of the Council House car park as a non restricted pay and display car park, available 24 hours a day 7 days per week;
- Re-designation of New Street car park Upton as a short stay car park;
- Removal the 1 hour tariff from all long stay car parks;
- Extend the evening £1.50 tariff from 6pm to midnight, to 4pm to 8am the following morning (excluding HGVs) for all pay and display car parks;
- Removal of Brunel House car park designation to mean no public parking;
- Appropriate designation of Malvern Vale Community Centre car park for effective control of use.
Any person wishing to make representations in respect of the proposals was asked to do so in writing by Friday 15 September 2017. The Order is due to come into force on Monday 2 October 2017. Andy Baldwin, Deputy Chief Executive
Dog ControlOn Thursday 1 June 2017, the Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) pursuant to Dog Control came into force within the Malvern Hills district, following public consultation and approval from Malvern Hills District Council’s Executive Committee. We also have the powers to enforce a fixed penalty notice for dog fouling in the district in compliance with The Dogs (Fouling of Land) Act 1996.
- Failure to carry a poop bag or other means to clean up after a dog.
- Failure to keep a dog on a lead in a designated area.
- Failure to exclude dogs from fenced off or enclosed children’s playgrounds.