Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs)

Public spaces protection orders (PSPOs) are intended to deal with a particular nuisance or problem in a particular area that is detrimental to the local community’s qualify of life, by imposing conditions on the use of that area which apply to everyone. They are designed to ensure the law-abiding majority can use and enjoy public spaces, safe from anti-social behaviour. They send out a clear message about the kind of actions that will not be allowed.

PSPOs are made under law in the ASB Crime and Policing Act 2014.

In line with the Act this page also includes orders that have transferred to PSPOs. They transferred in October 2017 for three years and will be reviewed within that period. There are gating and dog control orders:

This page contains Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs).

PSPOs for gating alley-ways limit public access to help deal with crime. This can include anti-social behaviour.  The orders give permission for gates to be put in place to limit public use of a relevant highway.

PSPOs to control dogs are used to stop problems caused by some dogs in public places.​

Borough-wide PSPOs

Chester and Rural PSPOs

Ellesmere Port PSPOs

Northwich and Winsford PSPOs

Northwich and Winsford Gating PSPOs