Decision details

Interim Report of the Task and Finish Group to Examine the Issues with Car Cruising in Peterborough - JUN22/CAB/02

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The purpose of this report is to advise Cabinet of the work of the Task and Finish group and seek endorsement of the recommendations proposed by the Communities Scrutiny Committee. 


Cabinet consider the interim report from the Task and Finish Group and RESOLVD to endorse the report and recommendations contained within; namely: 


1.    That the council shares this interim report with Cambridgeshire Police with a view to agreeing a memorandum of understanding which supports the Council with the implementation of injunction(s), community protection orders or public space protection orders.  

2.    That the Chief Executive of Peterborough City Council and a member of the Council’s cabinet agree to champion this issue and to engage with both Peterborough MPs and the Police and Crime Commissioner to secure their support in championing this issue. 

3.    That the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Police and Crime Commissioner is asked to work with the Chief Constable to compile a reportcompile a report on how the police should tackle this issue.  

4.    That the council fully costs the financial implications of developing an injunction for car meets in Peterborough.  

5.    That the council fully costs the financial implications of introducing Community Protection Orders. 

6.    That the council fully costs the financial implications of developing measures to prevent car meets from taking place at Pleasure Fair Meadow car park, as part of the Woodston PSPO. 

7.    That the Highways Team produces detailed plans, with a clear indication of costs, of how it proposes to alter the layout of Stapledon Road to ensure it is no longer suitable for antisocial driving.  

8.    That the Task and Finish Group continues its work by exploring sources of funding that are available to reduce the funding burden on city finances. 

9.    That the Task and Finish Group makes a further attempt to engage the car cruise community. 

10.  That the council’s Planning Department should actively consider whether future planning applications should consider measures that will prevent antisocial driving. 


Reasons for the decision:

Improves service provisions and responds to the impact these events are having on communities' quality of life. 

Alternative options considered:

Do nothing and rely on other agencies to deal with the issues of anti-social driving. This is not an option due to the impact this is having on residents and the need for a multi-agency approach. 

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Publication date: 20/06/2022

Date of decision: 20/06/2022

Decided at meeting: 20/06/2022 - Cabinet

Effective from: 24/06/2022

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