Wednesday April 7, 2021
From 1st April a new Public Space Protection Order covering Abbots Pool will prohibit swimming, bathing wading or jumping into the water. This will be in addition to district wide orders requiring people to stop consuming alcohol or drugs when asked to do so, surrender alcohol or drugs when asked to do so, stop playing music or instruments when asked to do so, together with a number of dog control and public health measures.
The fine for breaching a PSPO is £75 reducing to £50 if paid within 10 days. PSPOs can be enforced by council enforcement officers, police and police community safety officers. New signing is being introduced to advise people that these orders are in place. It is hoped that these measures will lead to the area being treated with respect as a local nature reserve for the enjoyment of all visitors.