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Public Spaces Protection Orders

About Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs)

Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs) were enacted in 2014 under the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act (Chapter 2 (opens new window)), and were introduced to simplify and replace powers granted to local authorities including Designated Public Place Orders, Gating Orders and Dog Control Orders.

PSPOs allow the council to tackle activities carried on in a public place which have had, or are likely to have, a detrimental effect on the quality of life of those in the locality (anti-social behaviour).

There are currently three PSPOs in force in the borough. They cover activities broadly related to:

  • alcohol-related anti-social behaviour
  • vehicle-related anti-social behaviour
  • dog fouling
Last modified on 07 July 2023

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