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Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO)

Why we use Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPO) and where we have introduced them in Newham.

​What is a PSPO?

We use Public Spaces Protection Orders to control behaviour that is either having, or is likely to have, a harmful effect on a local community’s quality of life.
PSPOs put conditions or restrictions on an area which apply to everyone. They can be enforced by the police, council enforcement officers or any other authorised officers.
We can issue a fine of £100 to anyone who breaches the PSPO. If they do not pay the fine we can take further action with a maximum fine of £1000.
PSPOs help to make public areas safe from anti-social behaviour so they can be enjoyed by everyone.


What does a PSPO sign look like?

The sign informs the public of the designated area that is being enforced by a Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO). It outlines the requirements under the Order and the enforcement action if person/s fails to comply with it.


Alcohol Control Zone

A borough-wide alcohol control zone PSPO has been introduced to help address alcohol related crime and disorder within the borough.

What is this PSPO?

The PSPO will allow Police and Authorised Officers to ask individuals to stop drinking and have their alcoholic drinks confiscated, if they are deemed to be acting antisocially. A breach of the Order will result in an FPN (Fixed Penalty Notice) of £100.


Responsible dog ownership

We have introduced a PSPO in Newham to enforce dog management restrictions and requirements within the borough. This is to address antisocial issues and problems relating to dogs and encourage responsible dog ownership. The PSPO replaces the previous Dog Control Orders (DCOs).

What is a PSPO?

The PSPO allows authorised officers to enforce against anyone breaching the conditions of the PSPO - Dog Management Order. This includes dog fouling, dogs off their leads in designated places and dog exclusion zones, such as children play areas. A breach of the Order will result in an FPN (Fixed Penalty Notice) of £100.
Details of the Order (PDF)​


​PSPOs in Newham

Antisocial motor vehicle use

We have introduced a PSPO in areas of Newham where there are problems of anti-social behaviour and illegal street racing.
Anti-social, reckless and dangerous driving is illegal and is harmful to the local area, other road users and pedestrians.

What the PSPO restricts

The PSPO makes it a criminal offence to take part or gather to watch any form of antisocial motor vehicle and motor cycle use between 8pm and 6pm.
It also stops people from behaving in an antisocial way, or illegally selling goods or food in the designated areas.

PSPO to gate the access link footpath in the vicinity of Outram Road and Bendish Road, East Ham, London E6

The section of highway to be closed currently serves as part of the footpath but is considered to attract crime and anti-social behaviour. It has been proposed that the gated closure will provide greater security for residents.

The Order has been made and will have the effect of restricting the footpath from general pedestrian use. 
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