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Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPO)

Public Space Protection Orders (PSPO)

Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPO) are intended to prevent particular nuisance or problems that are harming the quality of life of people in the local community.

Public Space Protection Orders (PSPO) are made under powers set down in the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014.

PSPOs allow us to deal with nuisance or problems in public spaces in the District that have a detrimental effect on the quality of life of the local community, by imposing conditions and requirements on the use of that area for everyone using it.  They are designed to ensure the law-abiding majority can use and enjoy public spaces, safe from anti-social behaviour.

Police and accredited Council Officers can issue Fixed Penalty Notices of £80 to, or may prosecute, anyone who does something that may cause the harm that an order is intended to prevent.

Dog Control Public Spaces Protection Order – Maldon District 2017 - Dog Fouling

This Public Space Protection Order (Dog Control 2017) covers the entire Maldon District and means that any person in charge of a dog will receive a fine for:

  • Failing to remove dog faeces from any land to which the public has access, on payment or otherwise.

Click here to download and view the PSPO (PDF) for dog control.

Dog Control Public Spaces Protection Order - Maldon District 2019 - Dogs on leads

This Public Space Protection Order (Dog Control 2019)covers a specific area of Promenade Park, the Quayside in Burnham on Crouch and Maldon, Burnham on Crouch and Heybridge cemeteries.  The order means that any person in charge of a dog may receive a fine for:

  • Failing to keep the dog on a lead in the designated areas.

You can see the results of the consultation (PDF) which was undertaken in 2018

Click here to download and view the PSPO (PDF) for dogs on leads.