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Added on: 8 May 2019 at 09:59:16

Fixed Penalty Notices for offences in local parks

Take part in a consultation about introducing Fixed Penalty Notices (FPNs) for offences in specific parks and open spaces covered by the new Wandsworth byelaws. These are currently enforced by Wandsworth Council's Parks & Events Police and are used to deal with unacceptable behaviour which may cause distress or injury to other users of parks and open spaces, or might damage these spaces and detract from their general enjoyment by the public.These byelaws are enforced by prosecution which takes up police, council and court time and most of these less serious offences would be better dealt with by issuing a Fixed Penalty notice. Where it seems more appropriate Wandsworth Council can still consider prosecution.You can find full details of this consultation, and take part in it yourself by clicking here.