Recreation Ground, Blyth Road

In 2015 the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime & Policing Act, 2014 was introduced. This act which makes significant changes into how Bassetlaw District Council, as a local authority tackle Anti-Social Behaviour.

Over the past few months working with our partners we have received numerous complaints relating to the behaviour of groups of people congregating at the above location, locally known as the Bassetlaw Showground. The complainants state that person(s) have been flying microlight aircraft and paragliders etc. from the site, landing such aircrafts at the site and using motocross motorbikes and model aircraft/drones from the land.

Officers from the Council have undertaken a preliminary consultation, with those affected by the nuisance behaviour, and we now proposing to introduce a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) which will remain in force for a period of 3 years.

A PSPO is made under powers vested in the local authority by Section 59, of the above mentioned Act. A PSPO can be made where the council is satisfied that the activity or activities it proposes to restrict:

Have had, or are likely to have, a detrimental effect on the quality of life of those in the locality;

  • Is, or is likely to be, persistent or continuing in nature;
  • Is, or is likely to be, unreasonable; and
  • Justifies the restrictions imposed.

However, before a PSPO can be made the local authority must carry out a public consultation. The following parties will be invited to contribute to this consultation:

  • District Councillors
  • County Councillors
  • Residents
  • Nottinghamshire Police
  • The Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner
  • Shop Owners & Managers
  • Licensed Premises
  • BDC Licensing Team

The Consultation will close at 5pm on Friday 3 February 2017.

Every care will be taken to treat all responses in confidence and in line with Bassetlaw District Council’s Data Protection and Information Security policies.

A copy of the Draft Recreation Ground PSPO (including map) and the proposed restrictions can be viewed along with a map of the area to be covered by the proposed order.

Documents and Consultation

Additional information on PSPOs, should you wish to research the subject further can be found in Section 59 to 75 of the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime & Policing Act, 2014. This can be viewed online at:

Regulations regarding the publication of PSPOs are covered by the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 (Publication of Public Space Protection Orders) Regulations 2014. These can be viewed online at:

If you have any queries in connection with the content of this letter, the draft PSPO or the map, please do not hesitate to make contact.