Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO)

A PSPO is a new provision intended to deal with any particular nuisances or problems in a defined area that are detrimental to the local community’s quality of life. It was created by the 2014 Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act. 

This is done by imposing conditions on the use of that area which applies to everyone. The aim is to stop individuals or groups committing anti-social behaviour in public spaces.  

A PSPO can cover multiple restrictions, so one order can prohibit such activities as the drinking of alcohol and begging.  Enforcement can be undertaken by Council officers, and other groups the Council may designate, but principally police officers and PCSOs.

If you see behaviour that you believe is a breach of this order, please report this by contacting the Community Safety Team on 01282 425011.