Brent Council has extended its consultation on whether stronger laws against anti-social behaviour should be introduced in the borough’s parks and cemeteries.

Members of the public have until April 18 to have their say on whether a public spaces protection order (PSPO) should be introduced in these areas.

If approved, those caught breaching the order – including drinking alcohol, littering and starting fires – could be fined £100.

Using drugs – including ‘legal highs’ – urinating and defecating, and damaging furniture would also be covered by the order.

And those wishing to set off fireworks, operate a drone or use a motorised vehicle would need to receive permission from the council.

The consultation also says dogs must be kept on a lead in cemeteries, play areas and places with signs stating so. Owners are also required to clean up after their dogs.

Currently there is a £20 fine system in place for anyone caught breaching park by-laws – but the council explained that no enforcement action has been taken since it was enacted.

If approved, the order – which, if broken, can lead to criminal prosecution – would apply to all parks and open spaces and all cemeteries and graveyards owned by Brent Council.

Visit to take part in the consultation.