Proposed public space protection order

Closed 25 Oct 2017

Opened 15 Sep 2017

Overview

The new Anti Social Crime and Policing Act 2014 introduced a new power available to local authorities called Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs). These orders are intended to deal with a particular nuisance or problem in particular areas. Specifically they replace the district council’s existing Dog Control Orders that are currently in place but will now expire in 2017.

The exact details of a local protection order can be defined by a local council and can be enforced by a police officer, and authorised council officers. A breach of an order is a criminal offence and can be dealt with by issuing a Fixed Penalty Notice (£100 reduced to £60 for early payment) as an alternative to prosecution in the courts where the maximum fine is £1,000.

The district council proposes to introduce a PSPO to cover aspects of dog control and are required to consult with the public over its proposals.

Areas

  • All Areas

Audiences

  • Anyone from any background

Interests

  • Housing Management
  • Feedback
  • Children and young people
  • Community safety
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Voluntary and community sector
  • Parks and open spaces
  • Environmental Health