Manchester City Council has opened a consultation on a proposed censorship zone (PSPO) at Wynnstay Grove. If implemented the censorship zone would among other things criminalise:

  • Free speech
  • Signage
  • Prayer
  • Counselling
  • The offer of leaflets

You can respond to the consultation below! Please use this tool and share with like-minded people. The consultation closes on Friday 15th November!

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See below for the full consultation submission

1. Which of these best describes you: (tick all that apply)

If you have been a member of a vigil - note this in other rather than just ticking, 'supporter of pro-life activities'.

I live in the proposed Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) areaI live outside the proposed PSPO areaI am, or was, a client or visitor to Marie Stopes on Wynnstay Grove, Fallowfield.I am, or was, a staff member of Marie Stopes on Wynnstay Grove, Fallowfield.I am a supporter of pro-life activitiesI am a supporter of pro-choice activitiesI own or work in a local business or organisation in the proposed PSPO area (please specify name):

Other:

3. Do you agree or disagree with the boundaries of the proposed PSPO area?

Tick 'Disagree with the boundaries'.

AgreeNeither agree or disagreeDisagreeDon't know

4. Why do you disagree with the boundaries of the proposed PSPO area?

5. Which behaviours do you want to give your view on?

Tick all boxes

Protesting, namely engaging in any act of approval / disapproval or attempted act of approval / disapproval, with respect to issues related to abortion services by any means. This includes but is not limited to graphic, verbal or written means, prayer or counsellingInterfering, or attempting to interfere, whether verbally or physically, with a staff member or service user of the Centre (service user includes any patient or visitor to the centre)Intimidating or harassing, or attempting to intimidate or harass, a staff member or service user of the CentreNo person shall in a public place in the Restricted Area other than in the Designated Zone record or photograph a staff member or service user of the Centre without the explicit consent of that personDisplaying any text or images relating directly or indirectly to the termination of pregnancyDistributing any text or images relating directly or indirectly to the termination of pregnancyPlaying amplified music, voice or audio recordings with respect to the approval or disapproval of abortion services

6. How problematic do you think this behaviour is in the proposed PSPO area?

Tick 'Not a problem'.

A major problemA minor problemNot a problemDon't know

7. How often have you personally experienced problems with this behaviour?

Tick 'Never' (If true of course!).

OnceNeverDailyWeeklyAnuallyOther

8. Do you agree or disagree that this behaviour should be included in the PSPO?

Tick 'Disagree'.

AgreeDisagree

9. Has this behaviour had a detrimental effect on your quality of life?

Tick 'No' (If true).

YesNo

11. How problematic do you think this behaviour is in the proposed PSPO area?

Tick not a problem.

A major problemA minor problemNot a problemDon't know

12. How often have you personally experienced problems with this behaviour?

Tick 'Never' (if true).

OnceMore than onceMore than 5 timesNeverDailyWeeklyAnuallyOther

13. Do you agree or disagree that this behaviour should be included in the PSPO?

Tick 'Disagree'.

AgreeDisagree

14. Has this behaviour had a detrimental effect on your quality of life?

Tick 'No'.

YesNo

16. How problematic do you think this behaviour is in the proposed PSPO area?

Tick not a problem.

A major problemA minor problemNot a problemDon't know

17. How often have you personally experienced problems with this behaviour?

Tick 'Never' (if true).

OnceMore than onceMore than 5 timesNeverDailyWeeklyAnuallyOther

18. Do you agree or disagree that this behaviour should be included in the PSPO?

Tick 'Disagree'.

AgreeDisagree

19. Has this behaviour had a detrimental effect on your quality of life?

Tick 'No' (If true).

YesNo

21. How problematic do you think this behaviour is in the proposed PSPO area?

Tick not a problem.

A major problemA minor problemNot a problemDon't know

22. How often have you personally experienced problems with this behaviour?

Tick 'Never' (if true).

OnceMore than onceMore than 5 timesNeverDailyWeeklyAnuallyOther

23. Do you agree or disagree that this behaviour should be included in the PSPO?

Tick 'Disagree'.

AgreeDisagree

24. Has this behaviour had a detrimental effect on your quality of life?

Tick 'No' (If true).

YesNo

26. How problematic do you think this behaviour is in the proposed PSPO area?

Tick not a problem.

A major problemA minor problemNot a problemDon't know

27. How often have you personally experienced problems with this behaviour?

Tick 'Never' (if true).

OnceMore than onceMore than 5 timesNeverDailyWeeklyAnuallyOther

28. Do you agree or disagree that this behaviour should be included in the PSPO?

Tick 'Disagree'.

AgreeDisagree

29. Has this behaviour had a detrimental effect on your quality of life?

Tick 'No' (If true).

YesNo

31. How problematic do you think this behaviour is in the proposed PSPO area?

Tick not a problem.

A major problemA minor problemNot a problemDon't know

32. How often have you personally experienced problems with this behaviour?

Tick 'Never' (if true).

OnceMore than onceMore than 5 timesNeverDailyWeeklyAnuallyOther

33. Do you agree or disagree that this behaviour should be included in the PSPO?

Tick 'Disagree'.

AgreeDisagree

34. Has this behaviour had a detrimental effect on your quality of life?

Tick 'No' (If true).

YesNo

36. How problematic do you think this behaviour is in the proposed PSPO area?

Tick not a problem.

A major problemA minor problemNot a problemDon't know

37. How often have you personally experienced problems with this behaviour?

Tick 'Never' (if true).

OnceMore than onceMore than 5 timesNeverDailyWeeklyAnuallyOther

38. Do you agree or disagree that this behaviour should be included in the PSPO?

Tick 'Disagree'.

AgreeDisagree

39. Has this behaviour had a detrimental effect on your quality of life?

Tick 'No' (If true).

YesNo

41. If you have any further comments on either of these proposals please state here:

42. Do you agree or disagree with this proposal?

A person who an Authorised Person or Constable reasonably suspects of breaching any of the prohibitions or requirements in this Order shall, upon valid request of an Authorised Person or Constable, leave the PSPO area within a reasonable time as specified in writing by that Authorised Person and not return within 24 hours.

A requirement under this Article is not valid if the Authorised Person or Constable is asked by the person subject to the requirement to show evidence of their authorisation and they fail to do so.

Tick 'Strongly disagree'.

Strongly AgreeAgreeNeither agree or disagreeDisagreeStrongly DisagreeDon't know

43. Do you agree or disagree with this proposal?

A person who an Authorised Person or Constable reasonably suspects of breaching any of the prohibitions or requirements in this Order shall, upon request of that Authorised Person, provide their name, address and date of birth to that Authorised Person.

A requirement under this Article is not valid if the Authorised Person is asked by the person subject to the requirement to show evidence of their authorisation and they fail to do so.

Tick 'Strongly disagree'.

Strongly AgreeAgreeNeither agree or disagreeDisagreeStrongly DisagreeDon't know

44. If you have any further comments on either of these proposals please state here:

45. Do you agree or disagree with having a designated zone?

Tick 'Disagree'.

AgreeDisagree

49. Which behaviours do you want to give your view on?

Disagree to all

No more than four persons may be present in the Designated Zone at any one timeNo individual poster, text or image, singularly or collectively greater than one sheet of A3 paper may be displayed within the Designated ZoneA person within the Designated Zone must not shout any message or words relating to the approval / disapproval of issues related to abortion servicesA person within the Designated Zone must not play or use amplified music, voice or audio recordings with respect to the approval or disapproval of abortion servicesA person who an Authorised Person or Constable reasonably suspects of breaching any of the prohibitions or requirements in the designated zone shall, upon valid request of an Authorised Person or Constable, leave the PSPO area within a reasonable time as specified in writing by that Authorised Person or Constable and not return within 24 hours. A requirement under this Article is not valid if the Authorised Person or Constable is asked by the person subject to the requirement to show evidence of their authorisation and they fail to do soA person who an Authorised Person or Constable reasonably suspects of breaching any of the prohibitions or requirements in the designated zone shall, upon request of that Authorised Person or Constable, provide their name, address and date of birth to that Authorised Person or Constable. A requirement under this Article is not valid if the Authorised Person or Constable is asked by the person subject to the requirement to show evidence of their authorisation and they fail to do so

50. If you have any further comments on either of these proposals please state here:

51: Please provide any further comments regarding the proposals including any suggestions you may have about an alternative approach:

52. What is your gender?

Answer as you wish

FemaleMalePrefer not to sayOther

53. Do you identify with the gender you were assigned at birth? (e.g. male or female)

Answer as you wish

YesNoPrefer not to say

54. What is your age?

Answer as you wish

Under 1616 - 25 years26 - 39 years40 - 49 years50 - 64 years65 - 74 years75+ yearsprefer not to say

55. I describe my ethnic origin as:

Answer as you wish

White British/English/Northern Irish/Scottish/WelshWhite IrishWhite Gypsy or Irish TravellerOther MixedMixed White and Black CaribbeanMixed White and Black AfricanMixed White and AsianOther MixedIndianPakistaniBengladeshiChineseKashmiriOther AsianCaribbeanAfricanSomaliOther BlackPrefer not to sayOther ethnic group (please specify)

56. Do you consider yourself to be a disabled person?

Answer as you wish

YesNoPrefer not to say

57. Do you identify with any religion or belief?

Answer as you wish

YesNo