Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs) propose to deal with a particular nuisance in a particular area that is having a detrimental effect on the quality of life for those in the local community. It can prohibit certain things or require specific things to be done.

An example of when a PSPO may be issued could be to help keep dogs under control within a public place such as a parks. Alternatively, it may prohibit the consumption of alcohol in a specific place or prohibit vehicular access.

When deciding whether an order should be issued, councils must consider two things:

  1. Whether the behaviour is having a detrimental effect, or is likely to have this effect.
  2. Whether the effect/likely effect of the activities is of a persistent nature making the behaviour unreasonable and rendering the notice justified.

It can be made to apply to all people, or limited only to certain people and can be restricted to specific times. A PSPO can last no more than three years, but can be renewed if necessary. Failure to comply with the order can result in a fine or a fixed penalty notice.

The following PSPOs cover areas of North West Leicestershire:

  • Controlling Dogs - PSPO-02-2021 (PDF Document, 6.09 Mb)
  • Prohibiting motor vehicles (unless authorised) on certain roads within Castle Donington, Cavendish Bridge and Sawley. - Public Space Protection Order (Varied 23.11.2023) (PDF Document, 6.37 Mb)
  • Prohibiting waste and recycling receptacles being left out on the highway for prolonged periods of time in certain areas within Coalville. - PSPO for Bins on Street (PDF Document, 0.13 Mb)
  • Prohibiting any person participating in a car cruise in certain areas within Castle Donington. - PSPO - Car Cruise (PDF Document, 0.24 Mb)
  • Prohibiting the consumption of alcohol and psychoactive substances in certain areas within Ashby de la Zouch. - Ashby PSPO (PDF Document, 6.45 Mb)

Last updated: Mon 11 March, 2024 @ 11:09