Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs) background information

Consultations held 20 February to 17 March 2017

The Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 introduced a number of changes to the ways that councils and the police can deal with local antisocial behaviour issues. Among the changes is the replacement of the Designated Public Place Order, Gating Orders, and Dog Control Orders with the Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO).

What is a PSPO?

A PSPO can be used to regulate activities in public places that have a detrimental effect on the local community. They can help by giving local councils and police additional powers to tackle antisocial behaviour in specific locations.

Forest Heath PSPO consultation

The district council has considered new offences under the PSPO in relation to controlling dog behaviour and alcohol related antisocial behaviour.

For more information visit: Forest Heath Public Spaces Protection Order - dog control consultation

St Edmundsbury PSPO consultations

St Edmundsbury Borough Council has considered adding to the conditions of the Public Spaces Protection Order in Bury St Edmunds. This is to help us address issues that have been raised by members of the public regarding street begging.

The borough council has also considered new offences under the PSPO in relation to controlling dog behaviour and alcohol related antisocial behaviour.

For more information and to let us know your thoughts visit:

The consultations closed at 5pm on 17 March 2017.