Crawford Street and Lansdowne Road Public Spaces Protection Order

Alleys between Crawford Street and Lansdowne Road, Eccles

Salford City Council has made a Public Spaces Protection Order 2019 under sections 59 and 64 of the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 to prohibit the occurrence and recurrence of the specified criminal and anti-social activities in the restricted area while the order is in force. The order was made on 10 October 2019 and comes into effect on 6 November 2019.

The restricted area

The lengths of the alleyway subject to the Public Spaces Protection Order are:

  • Alley at the rear of 1-61 Crawford Street
  • Alley at the rear of 54-84 Lansdowne Road
  • Alley at the side of 13 Crawford Street
  • Alley at the side of 35/37 Crawford Street
  • Alley at the side of 51/53 Crawford Street
  • Alley at the rear of 177 / 185 Monton Road / the side and part rear of 2 Lansdowne Road
  • Alley at the side of 26/28 Lansdowne Road
  • Alley at the side of 52/54 Lansdowne Road
  • Alley at the rear of 1-9 Stanier Avenue / side of 84/86 Lansdowne Road / side of 65 Lansdowne Road – as shown shaded red on the Order Plan.

The activities

Fly-tipping, littering, drug-taking, consumption of alcohol, urination, sexual activity, dog fouling, vandalism, burglary and use of the alleys as an escape route in connection with crime and anti-social behaviour.

The restriction

Subject to the exemptions specified below, the order prohibits persons from being in the restricted area at all times. Barriers will be installed, operated and maintained by the Council at the locations indicated ‘Gate’ on the Order Plan. It is intended that the Order will be in effect for three years, subject to any variation or extension of its duration.


The restriction will not apply to any occupier of premises adjoining or adjacent to the restricted area or to any person engaged on council business, to any police, ambulance or fire service personnel acting in pursuance of statutory powers or duties, to any statutory undertaker, gas, electricity, water or communications provider requiring access to their apparatus situated in the Restricted Area or to any person authorised in writing by the council.

Alternative route

The alternative route for pedestrians when the Restriction is in effect will be via the street footways of Lansdowne Road, Monton Road and Crawford Street (as shown on the Order Plan).


Failure to comply with the Order may result in the issuing of a Fixed Penalty Notice of up to £100 or criminal prosecution, and on conviction a fine of up to £1000.

A copy of the order as made and the Order Plan may be inspected at Salford Civic Centre, Chorley Road, Swinton, M27 5DA, between 9am and 4.30pm from Monday to Friday. 

An interested person as defined by section 66 of the Act may apply to the High Court within the period of six weeks beginning with the date on which the order was made to question the validity of the order on the grounds:

  • that the council did not have power to make the order or to include particular prohibitions or requirements imposed by the order
  • that a requirement under Chapter 2 of the Act was not complied with in relation to the order.

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This page was last updated on 24 October 2019

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