New Public Space Protection Orders

Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs) were introduced in North Somerset in October 2017 and are part of the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014. They are designed to deal with a particular nuisance or problem in a public space that is detrimental to the local community's quality of life by introducing a number of orders which will apply to everyone. 

The existing PSPOs enables North Somerset Council and Avon & Somerset Constabulary to deal with low level anti-social behaviour that relates to psychoactive substances, street drinking / alcohol related anti-social behaviour and encouraging responsible dog ownership. For detailed information on the existing orders please visit

These orders have resulted in the Council being able to deal effectively with a wide range of complaints by using the orders when appropriate and proportionate to prevent further low-level disorder.

In response to concerns from residents and businesses, North Somerset Council is consulting on proposed new Public Space Protection Orders to allow the council and partner agencies, such as the police to deal more effectively with a wider range of anti-social behaviour issues in our public spaces.

This is an opportunity for you to offer your feedback, thoughts and questions relating to this proposal. Please have a look at the documents and answer our questionnaire

Please note this consultation closes on Sunday 3rd January 2021.

Have your say

The proposed PSPOs are centred on improving and protecting the local area for the people of North Somerset whether you live, visit or work here. All opinions are valued in helping shape the future of North Somerset.

We invite you to share your views on our draft PSPOs by answering our questionnaire

Further information

For more information about the existing public space protection orders, please visit

If you have any questions about the new PSPOs, please email



  • Opened
    1 Dec 2020 at 18:00
  • Closed
    3 Jan 2021 at 23:59


Organisational Information

Contact Name Harry Mills
Job title ASB & Community Safety Officer
Contact Email
Contact Telephone 01934 427265

Project Information

Aim of this consultation To consult on new public space protection orders.
Close Date 03 Jan 2021 23:59
Consultation Topic
  • Community - neighbourhoods, equalities, youth offending and registrar
Context for this consultation -