What is a Public Spaces Protection Order?
Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs) can be implemented as a means to tackle ongoing anti-social behaviour that is having a detrimental effect on the quality of life of those who live, work in and visit an area. PSPOs are designed to ensure the law abiding majority can use and enjoy public spaces safely, free from anti-social behaviour and places restrictions and requirements on the way people behave within the area covered by the order.
Breach of a PSPO is a criminal offence for which an individual can be summoned to attend court and fined. Fixed Penalty Notices of £100 may also be issued to deal with a breach.
In Walsall we currently have two PSPOs.