Public spaces protection orders (PSPO)

A public spaces protection order provides councils with a flexible power to put in place local restrictions to address various anti-social behaviour issues in public places. It covers specific nuisances in that particular space.

Orders can be enforced by a police officer, police community support officer and council officers.

A breach of the order is a criminal offence and can be dealt with through the issuing of a fixed penalty notice of up to £100, or a level 3 fine of £1,000 on prosecution.


Ridge Square PSPO

Lancaster City Council has been working with Lancashire Constabulary and other partners and has placed a PSPO on Ridge Square in response to ongoing anti-social behaviour incidents.

The PSPO is for three years and runs until 2018.


Lancaster City Centre PSPO

Lancaster City Council has been working with Lancashire Constabulary and other partners and has placed a PSPO on Lancaster City Centre in response to ongoing anti-social behaviour incidents.

The PSPO is for three years and runs until 2019.


Morecambe, West End, Heysham Barrows & Happy Mount Park PSPO

Lancaster City Council has been working with Lancashire Constabulary and other partners and has placed a PSPO on areas Morecambe, Heysham and Happy Mount Park in response to ongoing anti-social behaviour incidents.

The PSPO is for three years and runs until 2021.

Last updated: 12 July 2018