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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..