A public consultation is on Redbridge Council’s plans to tackle prostitution and anti-social behaviour will close tomorrow. 

The authority has proposed measures to tackle the borough’s issues after receiving complaints from residents.

The proposals are currently open for public consultation, but the deadline for responses is Sunday March 11.

Members of the public reported being approached by those attempting to buy sex and complained about noise, litter and advertising stickers.

The council wants to introduce a public space protection order to cover the whole of the borough which will apply to all council parks and open spaces.

The order will extend the powers of police and council enforcement officers, allowing them to fine ‘kerb crawlers’ and other offenders £100 on the spot.

It is hoped this will take pressure off police resources and will have immediate impact on perpetrators.

Other restrictions in the order ban verbal abuse, public urination, spitting and gatherings of two or more people engaged in criminal activity.

Councillor Sheila Bain, cabinet member for civic pride, said: "We want our residents to feel safe and secure when they’re going about their daily lives.

“We can’t allow the issue of street prostitution to go unchallenged and that is why we’re asking residents and businesses across the borough if they would like us to introduce a public space protection order to help us protect them."

The council said the overall aim of the order is to reduce antisocial behaviour and improve public spaces.

Once imposed, the order will remain in place for three years, unless revoked by the council.

To read the proposals in full and have your say, visit the consultation feedback form at https://consultations.redbridge.gov.uk/s/FYMT4/.