Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO)

A Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) is a control measure created by the 2014 Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act. The orders deal with specific nuisances or problems in a defined area that are “detrimental to the community’s quality of life”.

We have introduced an order making the registered driver of a road vehicle legally responsible for any items of litter thrown from it, and another to control the consumption of alcohol in Eureka Park, Swadlincote.

Three of our orders relate to controls on dogs in parks and open spaces. 

There are lots of areas of open land in South Derbyshire where dog owners can exercise their pets without any restrictions. There isn’t a single map of public open spaces, but go to the Ordinance Survey website and use the Change Map button in the bottom right corner and then ‘Greenspace’ for the map, to find local areas of green space.

A further PSPO was created to control anti-social behaviour in Swadlincote town centre as well as to prevent fly tipping near to the A38.

PSPOs in South Derbyshire:

Contact us to report anyone who is thought to be breaching a PSPO.


Public Space Protection Orders in South Derbyshire