Order and safety in public spaces
A quality public space requires a high degree of public safety and order, meaning clean, well-kept and, in particular, safe roads, streets, parks and other public spaces. At the municipal and city levels, public safety and order are maintained by the municipal or city warden services, which can be established by the municipal or city council. Its competences include ensuring safe and smooth-flowing road traffic in built-up areas, protecting roads and the environment in built-up areas and municipal roads outside built-up areas, ensuring safety on municipal public paths and in recreational and other public areas, protecting public property and natural and cultural heritage, and maintaining law and order.
Maintaining law, order and safety is particularly important at public events where a large number of people come together. In Slovenia, everyone has the right to organise and participate in public assemblies and public events. However, organisers must report such events in advance and ask for permission when these might pose a threat to the safety or rights of others.