HUNDREDS of people have signed a petition backing plans to crackdown on off-road motorbikes and quads being used on the borough's green spaces.

Dudley Council wants to introduce a Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) to cover Fens Pool, Barrow Hill and Buckpool nature reserves, open space at Russells Hall, plus Woodside Park, Marsh Park and Mullet Park, after receiving a number of complaints from residents, councillors and politicians.

Public open space in Milking Bank, Pensnett Technical College, Lapwood Avenue/Ketley Fields in Kingswinford and Pheasant Street in Brockmoor, would also be covered by the order.

The petition, which supports the introduction of a PSPO, was handed to the council's chief executive Sarah Norman by Brockmoor and Pensnett councillors John Martin and Judy Foster.

Cllr Foster said: ''Since the beginning of the year we have been promised action by the police and council, so we have used people power via a petition calling on the authorities to step up and take action that will bring about a sustainable improvement.

"The summer months usually see an increase in anti-social behaviour and ideally we would like to have seen a PSPO in place already.

"We have received over 500 signatures and we are hopeful that the conclusion of this consultation will be the introduction of a PSPO."

To take part in the consultation, click here.

The deadline for responses is 9am on Friday, July 20.

To report incidents of motorised vehicles in public spaces call police on 101 or contact Dudley Council Plus on 0300 5552345 or via Twitter @DCPlus