Public Spaces Protection Order


Public Spaces Protection Orders (‘PSPOs’) were created by the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014, Chapter 2, Part 4 which came into force on 20th October 2014. PSPO’s can be used to regulate activities in identified public places that can have a detrimental effect on the quality of life of those in the locality. PSPOs’ are designed to ensure that the law abiding majority can use and enjoy public spaces, safe from anti-social behaviour.

Ed Foster, Service Manager, Public Safety and Regulation

Ed Foster, Service Manager, Public Safety and Regulation, talks about our Public Spaces Protection Order consultation. You can tell us what you think here:

Posted by Newcastle City Council on Thursday, 22 September 2016

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In Newcastle we are consulting on bringing in an order which will replace two current orders: Designated Public Places Orders which restrict drinking in public places that have experienced alcohol related disorder or nuisance and Dog Control Orders which regulate a number of offences including the control of dogs on leads, permitting a dog to enter land from which dogs are excluded and fouling of land by dogs. In addition to replacing these existing orders we have considered other behaviours that we believe impact on people’s quality of life, we are proposing to include restrictions on:

  • Begging
  • Aggressive or assertive face to face fundraising (often referred to as ‘Chugging’)
  • The supply/provision/possession/taking of New Psychoactive Substances (NPS, previously referred to as ‘legal highs’) in a public place

We have consulted widely to get the views of people and businesses on our proposals and have received over 600 responses so far. We are now extending the consultation to give more people the opportunity to have their say.

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