Public space protection orders (PSPOs)

What they are

Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs) are one of the tools that Councils can use to help tackle anti-social behaviour locally. PSPOs are aimed at ensuring public spaces can be enjoyed free from anti-social behaviour.  They allow Councils to set an area where things such as drinking alcohol on the street, or causing nuisance, harassment, alarm and distress can be banned.

Breaching the order is a criminal offence and it allows the Police or Council to issue a Fixed Penalty Notice of £100. However, should the matter be taken to court and following a successful conviction, magistrates have the power to order the offender to pay a fine of up to £1,000.  They PSPOs run for 3 years and are then reviewed.

Current PSPOs in force in Bassetlaw

Equality Impact Assessment

When reviewing, planning or providing services, Bassetlaw District Council needs to assess the impacts on people. View our PSPO equality impact assessment.

Last Updated on Wednesday, May 8, 2024