Public space protection order consultation

Have your say on a new way to protect public space

What was it all about?

We asked for your views on introducing a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) to help tackle the problems associated with:

  • Drinking in all public areas of the borough
  • Taking of drugs and so called 'legal highs' in all public areas of the borough
  • Keeping our parks clear of dog fouling
  • Ensuring that dogs are kept under control in parks and open spaces

A PSPO is a new measure, created by the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014, which is intended to deal with activities carried out in a public space that have a detrimental effect on the local community's quality of life.

If it's supported by the public, the PSPO would enable the council to impose restrictions within any open area with the aim of preventing individuals or groups committing anti-social behaviour in public spaces. The order would come into force this summer, with signage installed to inform the public. The PSPO would replace the existing 'No Drinking' order that applies to certain areas of the borough and be far broader covering the town centre and all public spaces throughout the borough.

Have your say

This consultation closed on 25 March 2016.


Results will be available to view in July 2016.

Last updated: 13/02/2018 12:50