Public Space Protection Orders
Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs) were brought in under the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014, which came into force on 20 October 2014. PSPOs specify an area where activities are taking place that are or may likely be detrimental to the local community’s quality of life.
PSPOs impose conditions or restrictions on people using that area, such as alcohol bans or putting up gates. The council can make a PSPO if it believes the activities are detrimental to the local community’s life and that the negative impact is so much to make the restrictions reasonable. Breach of a PSPO may be a criminal offence punishable by fixed penalty notice or prosecution. PSPOs replace Gating Orders under section 129A of the Highways Act 1980.
Active Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs)
Following due process and consultation, the following PSPOs are confirmed:-