In October 2014 new legislation was introduced across England and Wales, the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 allowing local authorities to apply for Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs).
These orders are intended to deal with a particular nuisance or problem in a particular area that is detrimental to the local community's quality of life, by imposing conditions on the use of that area which apply to everyone.
They are designed to ensure the law-abiding majority can use and enjoy public spaces, safe from anti-social behaviour.
Any persons found guilty of breaching the order is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding £1000.
Depending on the behaviour in question, the enforcing officer could decide that a fixed penalty notice would be the most appropriate sanction.
Public spaces protection orders maybe enforced by police officers, police community safety officers and any officer designated by Salford City Council.
This page was last updated on 17 May 2017