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Kings Arms Court PSPO

Tower Hamlets' first Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) under the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 officially commenced on 1 October 2016 at Kings Arms Court in Whitechapel.

The location is a busy pedestrian footpath, connecting Whitechapel Road to Old Montague Street and is adjacent to Hopetown Hostel and residential properties. The protection order was implemented due to the persistent high volume of anti-social behaviour (ASB) in the area.

A PSPO provides Police and designated council officers power to take action by use of Fixed Penalty Notices or other enforcement actions, if individuals behave in contravention of the order.

The location has 24/7 recorded CCTV coverage which is monitored by the council’s control centre staff who advise Police and council THEO’s of any breaches of the order to enable appropriate action to be taken

Residents are encouraged to report ASB incidents to 101 the Police non-emergency number and in an emergency contact 999.