Public Space Protection Orders

Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs) are used to help tackle anti-social behaviour, with the aim of ensuring public spaces can be enjoyed free from anti-social behaviour.

We use Public Space Protection Orders to control behaviour that is either having, or is likely to have a harmful effect on a local communities quality of life.

PSPOs are introduced under the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014, which gives Local Authorities the power to restrict certain behaviours within a specified area.

Breach of a PSPO without a reasonable excuse is an offence.

 

PSPOs in force in Redbridge

The Ilford Town and southern ward Anti-social Behaviour Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) came into force on the 1st May 2017 and will remain in force for a period of three years.

The order applies throughout the wards of:

  • Ilford Town
  • Valentines
  • Clementswood
  • Loxford
What the PSPO prohibits
Consumption of alcohol in public places
Public urination and/or defecation
Spitting
Aggressive begging

Anti-social busking, busking outside designated areas and/or for more than 2 hours, no return
within 24 hours.

 

The four designated areas are:

  • Cranbrook Road, Outside of Ilford Station
  • High Road Ilford (on the pedestrianised area) outside of Primark
  • High Road Ilford (on the pedestrianised area) outside of Lidl
  • Chapel Road (on the plaza) outside of Sainsbury’s
Fundraising not within designated areas and restrictions (the pedestrianised area of the High Road between Clements Road and Clements Road)
Groups of two or more persons refusal to leave an area when asked by an officer to prevent
antisocial behaviour, public nuisance or disorder
Events taking place without the approval of Redbridge Safety Advisory Group, in line with their
terms of reference

Failure to comply

 If you fail to comply, this is an offence carrying a maximum fine of £1,000 or £100 Penalty Notice.

The Dog Control Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) came into force on 16 October 2017 and will remain in force for a period of three years.

The PSPO covers five areas of dog control:

Dogs Exclusion – the effect of the Order is to make it an offence for a person in charge of a dog to permit the dog to enter or remain on any land to which this Order applies.

Dogs on Leads – the effect of the Order is to make it an offence for a person in charge of a dog to fail to ensure that a dog is kept on a lead on any land to which this Order applies.
Dogs on Leads by Direction - the effect of the Order is to make it an offence for a person in charge of a dog to fail to put that dog on a lead under the direction of an authorised officer on any land to which this Order applies.
Dogs (specified maximum) - the effect of this Order is to make it an offence for a person to take more than six dogs on any land to which this Order applies.
Fouling of Land by Dogs - the effect of this Order is to make it an offence for a person in charge of a dog to fail to remove faeces forthwith from any land to which this Order applies.

Dog Control PSPO (PDF 1MB)

Failure to comply

 If you fail to comply, this is an offence carrying a maximum fine of £1,000 or £100 Penalty Notice.

The Prostitution Related Activity Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) came into force on 15 August 2018 and will remain in force for a period of three years.

What the PSPO prohibits

No person shall be verbally abusive to any person or behave in a way which causes or is likely to cause harassment alarm or distress to another person.

No person shall attempt to buy sexual services from another person.

Where does it apply?

The prostitution related activity PSPO is borough wide, applying to the following public places specified in the order:

  • the whole of the London Borough of Redbridge, applying to all parks and open spaces owned, managed or maintained by the London Borough of Redbridge.
  • all highways, including all roads, foot-ways, footpaths, alleyways and grass verges within the London Borough of Redbridge.

Failure to comply

 If you fail to comply, this is an offence carrying a maximum fine of £1,000 or £100 Penalty Notice.

PSPO's do not apply on:

  • licensed premises that hold a Premises Licence or Club Premises Certificate under the Licensing Act 2003 or
  • a place within their curtilage
  • premises holding a Temporary Event Notice to sell alcohol during the times on the notice and for 30 minutes thereafter or
  • places where alcohol may be consumed or sold by virtue of a Pavement Licence or Street Trading Licence

    If we are the licence holder or the premises are occupied by us or managed by or on behalf of us, the PSPO has no effect when the premises are being used for the sale or supply of alcohol and for 30 minutes thereafter.

Failure to comply

Authorised council officers, police officers, PCSOs and others authorised by the council, may issue a £100 Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN) to anyone who breaches the PSPO. If they do not pay the fine or we decide to pursue this matter through the Court instead, this can result in a fine up to £1000.

More information

You can find out more information on Public Space Protection Orders regarding the control of dogs on the .GOV  website.

The relevant section of the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 regarding PSPOs can be viewed online.

 

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