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Stop cyclists in our Market Place

A minority of irresponsible cyclists are creating a dangerous situation in our Market Place.

Sadly to be able to stop this the Council needs to reinforce its Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) concerning the prohibition of cycling in the town centre. A consultation is under way.

It’s vital that common sense prevails and that cyclists should dismount and simply walk through the relevant areas without putting shoppers and market traders at risk of injury.

Voice your opinion by responding to the consultation but also by signing this petition, the aim of which is simply to leave the current PSPO in force and NOT to reduce the areas affected BUT only change the prohibited period to 6am to 7pm each day.

Here is the background:

Cycling is not currently permitted in the pedestrianised zone at any time and authorised officers have the authority to ask cyclists to dismount in the town’s pedestrianised zone.  

At present, cycling is prohibited 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The proposed changes would mean that cycling was only prohibited from 6am to 7pm. The review also suggests that the restricted area is reduced, making the town centre more accessible to two-wheeled visitors.

The powers that the police, PCSOs, community safety officers and other authorised council employees have to issue fines when an offence is committed would remain, in a situation when a person who is cycling in the pedestrianised zone during unpermitted hours refuses to dismount when asked to do so.

Cllr Bill Drewitt, Portfolio Holder for Safer Communities said: "We want all our residents to feel safe when visiting or shopping in the town centre. This consultation sets out proposals to keep the town centre safe, inviting and enjoyable for everyone. We would therefore like as many people as possible to have their say on our plans so that we can consider any changes to the PSPO.”

Copies of the proposed orders and plans are available for inspection throughout the consultation period, during normal opening hours, at:

  • Civic Centre, Chesterfield Road South, Mansfield
  • Clumber House, 7 Clumber Street, Mansfield
  • Mansfield Library, Four Seasons Shopping Centre, West Gate, Mansfield.

Feedback and comments should be made by midnight on 25 October 2017 either by completing the survey on the council’s website at www.mansfield.gov.uk/pspo  or by emailing Elaine Quince, Community Safety Manager at pspo@mansfield.gov.uk.

Once the consultation has ended, the Portfolio Holder for Safer Communities will consider the proposed amendments to the PSPO, before submitting a report to full Council on 21 November 2017. 

 

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