Public Spaces Protection Orders

Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs) ban certain types of anti-social behaviour in a specific area.

PSPOs are intended to deal with a particular nuisance in a defined public space, where the nuisance behaviour is having a negative impact on the quality of life for those in that public space.

About PSDOs

Local Authorities were granted powers to introduce a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) under the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014.

An order imposing conditions on the use of public space. These conditions apply to everyone.

Orders are designed to ensure that everyone can use and enjoy public spaces, safe from anti-social behaviour.