Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs)

Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs) propose to deal with a particular nuisance in a particular area that is having a detrimental effect on the quality of life for those in the local community. It can prohibit certain things or require specific things to be done.

An example of when a PSPO may be issued could be to prohibit the consumption of alcohol in a specific place.

When deciding whether an order should be issued, we must consider two things:

Firstly whether the behaviour is having a detrimental effect, or is likely to have this effect. Secondly, whether the effect/likely effect of the activities is of a persistent nature making the behaviour unreasonable and rendering the notice justified.

PSPOs can be made to apply to all people, or limited only to certain people and can be restricted to specific times. A PSPO can last no longer than three years but can be renewed if necessary. Failure to comply with the order can result in a fine or a fixed penalty notice.

Gating Orders, Dog Control Orders and Designated Public Place Orders that were still in force on the 19 October 2017 automatically became Public Spaces Protection Orders and we are currentlly in consultation to extend these. We are not looking to implement any further gating orders.

If you require any further information in relation to Public Spaces Protection Orders, please contact the Community Safety Team