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Public Space Protection Orders (PSPO)

What is a Public Space Protection Order and where they are in Colchester


  • What is a Public Space Protection Order?
  • Where are Public Space Protection Orders in Colchester?

A Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) aims to prevent particular things that are harming the quality of life of people in the local community.  

Public Space Protection Orders (PSPO) are made under powers set down in the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014. 

Protection Orders allow us to deal with problems in public spaces in the Borough that have a detrimental effect on the quality of life of the local community, by imposing conditions and requirements on the use of that area for everyone using it. 

Police or accredited Council Officers can issue Fixed Penalty Notices of £100 to, 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:

Car Parks

PSPO Car Parks

Dog Fouling

PSPO Dog Fouling

Borough Plan

East Bay and the Moors

The East Bay PSPO is due to expire and it is our intention to extend. We will be holding two week consultation starting Monday 25 May 2020.

As part of the consultation, you can view the draft East Bay and the Moors Public Space Protection Order 2020 (pdf).

PSPO - East Bay and the Moors

PSPO - East Bay and the Moors Map

Mill Road Sports Ground

PSPO Mill Road

PSPO Mill Road Map

Town Centre

PSPO Town Centre

PSPO Town Centre Map

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