Public Spaces Protection Orders
Introduced under the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 (the Act) Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs) are intended to deal with a particular nuisance or problem in a particular area that is detrimental to the local community’s qualify of life, by imposing conditions on the use of that area which apply to everyone. They are designed to ensure the law-abiding majority can use and enjoy public spaces, safe from anti-social behaviour.
If there is evidence of behaviour in a public space which is having or is likely to have a detrimental effect on the quality of the life of the community, and the behaviour is persistent/continuing and unreasonable, a Local Authority may introduce a PSPO to include restrictions on specific behaviour and/or requirements for people to abide by when on the public space in question.
PSPOs can cover all types of anti-social behaviour.
PSPOs will replace any Designated Public Place Orders (DPPOs) and Gating Orders previously introduced by the Local Authority, and which remain in force on 20 October 2017.
Active PSPOs in Nottingham
The PSPO's are now grouped into the following categories.