Public space consultation

What was it all about?

We were asking for your views on rules that help to tackle the problems associated with public drinking and the taking of drugs and so-called 'legal highs' in all public areas of the borough. There are also rules that apply to irresponsible dog owners who do not pick up after their dogs or who do not have their dogs under control as well as rules that help to prevent a wider range of other environmental nuisances.

First introduced in 2016, the rules are set out in our 2016 Public Space Protection Order. We were looking at renewing the PSPO so were asking for your views and inviting you to suggest any changes.

A Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) is a 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. Since it was first adopted in the borough in 2016, the PSPO has enabled the council to impose restrictions within any open area and prevented individuals or groups committing anti-social behaviour in public spaces. A breach of the PSPO is a criminal offence and can result in a £100 fixed penalty fine. More serious offences can lead to prosecution with a maximum fine of £1,000

The PSPO relates to:

  • Borough wide issues
  • Hinckley parks and open spaces
  • Bagworth and Thornton parks and open spaces
  • Witherley parks and open spaces
  • Twycross parks and open spaces
  • Stanton under Bardon parks and open spaces
  • Ratby parks and open spaces
  • Peckleton parks and open spaces
  • Sheepy Magna parks and open spaces
  • Newbold Verdon parks and open spaces
  • Markfield parks and open spaces

How could I get involved?

To participate in the consultation, you could have completed our online form.

The consultation ran for six weeks from Monday 2 September and Friday 11 October 2019, closing at 5pm.


The comments submitted to us during this consultation were taken into account when introducing our latest PSPO. The information was presented to full council in January 2020 and our latest PSPO was introduced on 20 May 2020: protecting public spaces

Further information

Our first PSPO was introduced on 8 December 2016 and our current PSPO, The Public Spaces Protection Order (Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council) 2020, was introduced on 20 May 2020. If you would like a copy of our PSPO please complete our Streetscene contact form

Last updated: ‎21/12/2020 15:12