Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs)


Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs)

We use public space protection order's (PSPO) to look after public spaces where anti-social behaviour is a problem.

PSPO's allow us to introduce conditions that all people using an area must follow. Behaviours controlled through restrictions within a PSPO can include:

  • controlling access over public land
  • the consumption of alcohol
  • dogs roaming freely and fouling
  • storage of household items or waste
  • storage of wheelie bins
  • aggressive behaviours linked to begging, street peddling or preaching

PSPOs last for 3 years, but we can extend them if we think it's necessary. 

Last updated 18 May 2023