Public Space Protection Orders (PSPO)

Public Space Protection Orders (PSPO) allow us to deal with problems in public spaces that have a detrimental effect on your quality of life. They impose conditions on the use of that area so everyone can enjoy it and use it safely.

A PSPO is made under powers set down in the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014.

Police or accredited Council Officers can issue Fixed Penalty Notices of £100 or may prosecute anyone who does something that may cause the harm that an order is intended to prevent.

PSPOs in Colchester are listed below with copies of the original orders and documents showing the area in which each order operates.

Dog fouling

PSPO Dog Fouling

City Centre

PSPO City Centre

PSPO Town Centre Restricted Area Map (PDF, 140KB)

Vehicular Nuisance

Introduced in September 2022, this PSPO enables police and council officers to enforce against a wide range of antisocial activities associated with car meets and other vehicular nuisance for the next three years.

Find out more about the Protection Order to tackle Vehicular Nuisance in Colchester

Page last reviewed: 6 October 2020

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