Consultation for extending Barff Road and Kennedy Road (Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO)

A PSPO for the alleyway between 35/37 Kennedy Road and 36/38 Barff Road was made on 2 December 2016 and it expires on 2 December 2019. This PSPO enabled the council to install alley gates at either end of the alleyway.

Prior to the making of the PSPO, there was a history of issues of anti-social behaviour (ASB) in the area around Barff and Kennedy Road.

The PSPO was made because crime and ASB occurred within the alleyway itself and in particular it was used as an escape route by persons carrying out crime and ASB in the immediate area, making their apprehension by the police more difficult. 

The PSPO was made to enable the gating of this alleyway with the objective of reducing the ‘activities’ that had a detrimental effect on the quality of life of those in the locality including:

  • The throwing of objects including stones, bricks, tiles and fireworks at persons, properties and vehicles
  • Vandalism of property/breaking into property/theft from property
  • Noisy off-road motor bikes being ridden dangerously through the alleyway
  • The setting of fires in the alleyway including setting fire to motorbikes
  • Large groups of persons gathering in and in the vicinity of the alleyway shouting, swearing and intimidating residents
  • Dumping of rubbish/littering in the alleyway
  • Drug-taking in the alleyway
  • Violence and assault

Since the introduction of the PSPO in December 2016 the GMP Business intelligence database details that incidents of criminal damage, arson and anti-social behaviour have fallen on Barff Road and Kennedy Road. 

A copy of the map showing the restricted area that is covered by the PSPO is shown below.

The council is now proposing to extend the PSPO for a further three years meaning that the alley gates would remain in place for a further three years.

We want your views regarding the possible extension of the PSPO for a further three years. The consultation will close on 21 October 2019. Download and complete the consultation questionnaire which is available at the bottom of this page.

The council will continue to maintain the gates if the extension is made and the current keys will continue to work in the gates if the order is extended.

Further details

  • Write to us at Environmental Protection, Place Directorate, Salford City Council, Civic Centre, Chorley Road, Swinton, Salford, M27 5FJ
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  • Call us on: 0161 925 1097

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This page was last updated on 4 October 2019

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