Public Spaces Protection Orders

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.

Penalty on breach of PSPO

Any persons found guilty of breaching the order is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding £1,000.

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 may be enforced by police officers, police community safety officers and any officer designated by Salford City Council.

Made orders

Converted orders

On 20 October 2017, Salford’s Gating Orders automatically converted to become Public Spaces Protection Orders following a change in legislation. These orders will run for three years expiring on 20 October 2020. A full list of these orders can be found in the downloadable documents below.

Downloadable documents

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This page was last updated on 27 September 2023

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