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.


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 September 2018