Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs
A Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) is made under Section 59 of the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014.
PSPOs are intended to deal with a particular nuisance or problem in a defined area that is detrimental to the local community’s qualify of life, by imposing conditions on the use of that area which apply to everyone. They are designed to ensure the law-abiding majority can use and enjoy public spaces, safe from anti-social behaviour.
PSPOs can also be used to control dogs to help stop problems caused by irresponsible dog ownership in public places.
PSPOs send out a clear message about the kind of actions that will not be allowed and failure to comply with an Order can result in a Fixed Penalty Notice of up to £100 or a maximum fine of £1,000.
You can view the Council’s current Orders below: