Decision details

Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) - 2020 to 2023

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


This report informs Cabinet of the findings of a public consultation exercise to review the existing Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) which expires in March 2020 and recommends to Cabinet options for a new PSPO to be effective from 1 April 2020.


The Cabinet


            RESOLVED – That


(1)  Option 2 be adopted for the provision of a new Public Spaces Protection Order;


(2)  Option 2 contains the following restrictions and requirements at all times.  The order and geographical areas are as set out in Appendix B of the report:


(a)  Alcohol Restriction

No person shall refuse to stop drinking alcohol or refuse to hand over any container believed to contain alcohol when required to do so by an authorised Officer


(b)  Anti-Social Behaviour

All persons are prohibited from behaving in a way which causes or is likely to cause nuisance, harassment, alarm or distress to a member or members of the public


(3)  The new Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) is implemented and effective from 1 April 2020; and


(4)  A sum of £10,000 is allocated for the promotion and signage of the agreed PSPO.

Report author: Robin Wickham

Publication date: 10/02/2020

Date of decision: 10/02/2020

Decided at meeting: 10/02/2020 - Cabinet

Effective from: 20/02/2020

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