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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 out in Section 59 of 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.

Dog Control Public Spaces Protection Order - Maldon District 2022

This Public Space Protection Order (Dog Control 2022) covers dog control throughout the District with some more specific conditions in certain areas of the 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 remove dog faeces from any land to which the public has access, on payment or otherwise.
  • Failing to put their dog on a lead when asked to do so by an authourised Officer
  • Failing to keep their dog on a lead in the designated areas.
  • Failing to keep their dog out of the dog exclusion zones.

View the PSPO for dogs on leads