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. We have recently renewed the Parks PSPO and Sports Grounds PSPO.

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

Renewal of Public Spaces Protection Order - have your say

If you visit public spaces, memorial gardens, children’s play areas and cemeteries in Pendle, we want to hear from you.  

Following on from last year’s consultation on an updated Public Space Protection Order for parks and sports grounds, we are now running a new public consultation on a Protection Order for dog fouling, children’s play areas and cemeteries in Pendle.

The original Order was put in place six years ago, extended three years ago and is now up for renewal for a further three years. 

What is the Order for?

The rules set out in the Order:

  • makesanyone walking dogs in any space accessible to the public responsible for picking up their dog’s poo 
  • allow only one dog, which must be on a lead, per person to be taken into any of the Council’s cemeteries  
  • ban dogs and smoking in children’s play areas
  • ban dogs from a number of war memorials and memorial gardens

Anyone who doesn’t comply with Protection Orders can be given a £100 fixed penalty notice or be prosecuted by us. 

The consultation closes on Friday 10 June. If you want to comment on the proposed Order, email or call 07969 885265. 

Once the public consultation period is over, the proposed extension and any new proposals will go to our Area Committees and our Policy and Resources Committee in July 2022.

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