Earlier in the year, and following representation by Oxford Street residents and traders concerned with high levels of crime and antisocial behaviour around the Oxford Court carpark, the council Communities Team carried out a community safety survey for the area. More on this can be found HERE
On outcome of this was that the council agreed to look at closing the alleyway which leads from the carpark to Oxford Street at the rear of the Bat & Ball pub, and a report was submitted to the Neighborhoods, Inclusion, Communities and Equalities Committee in November, seeking consent to consult on a Public Space protection Order (PSPO) which would permit a restriction of the right of way at this point and enable the alleyway to be gated.
Following this meeting, a public consultation has been launched which will run until January 10th 2018, seeking views on this proposal. The consultation documents can be found HERE and the report submitted to committee which details the background to this proposal can be found HERE