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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 is working with Lancashire Constabulary and other agencies to tackle some anti-social behaviour issues that are currently taking place in Morecambe, Heysham and Happy Mount Park.

To help tackle these issues the introduction of a Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) is being considered to give greater powers to the police and council to deal with certain types of anti-social behaviour. 

The Consultation runs until Friday 18th August 2017.

Last updated: 14 July 2017