Public Spaces Protection Orders

Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPO) are orders that can be put in place to deal with a particular nuisance in a particular area that is affecting the quality of life for those in the local community.

Orders can apply to everyone, or to certain people, and can be restricted to specific times.

A PSPO can not last longer than 3 years, but can be renewed if necessary.

Failure to comply with any of the requirements set out in the order, can result in a fine, or fixed penalty notice.

Public Spaces Protection Order for Alcohol Control

A new PSPO for Alcohol Control came into force on 20 October 2020. It will be reviewed in 2023.

View the Public Spaces Protection Order for Alcohol Control and where it applies 

The Order applies to town centres and some parks in Barnoldswick, Barrowford, Colne, Earby and Nelson.

The Order gives the Police the power to stop the consumption of alcohol in the restricted areas, and to seize the alcohol if they think their instructions won't be followed.

Our Public Spaces Protection Orders

We have 5 orders in force at the moment. Click on the titles for information about the orders:

If you have any questions please contact us