Community Trigger

Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs) are a tool used to manage antisocial beahviour that is occuring in large geogaphical areas. Introduced under the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 the Orders are intended to crackdown on several types of nuisance behaviour in a public area. 

Public Space Protection Orders in the city

There are currently seven PSPOs live in the East of the City covering the following areas: Sheldon, Shard End, Gospel Farm (Acocks Green), Bankside (near Springfield), Moseley & Kings Heath, Washwood Heath & Glebe Farm. In this section you can find copies of the Public Space Protection Order legal document and maps which outline the areas covered by the order.

  1. Sheldon Public Space Protection Order and map.
  2. Shard End Public Space Protection Order and map.
  3. Gospel Farm (Acocks Green) Public Space Protection Order and map.
  4. Bankside (near Springfield) Public Space Protection Order and map.

​All of the above orders are for a duration of 12 months starting on 25th January 2016 until 24th January 2017. 

  1. Moseley & Kings Heath Public Space Protection Order and map.
  2. Washwood Heath Public Space Protection Order and map.
  3. Glebe Farm Public Space Protection Order and map.

The above orders are for a duration of 12 months starting on 26th September 2016 until 25th September 2017.

Recent Public Space Protection Orders

  1. St. George’s Estate Public Space Protection Order and map.
  2. The Fold, Kings Norton Public Space Protection Order and map.
  3. Edgbaston Public Space Protection Order and map

Penalty on breach

It is an offence to engage in any activity that you are prohibited from doing by this Order.

Depending on the behaviour in question, the enforcing officer could decide that a fixed penalty notice (FPN) of up to £100 would be the most appropriate sanction. The FPN may be issued by a police pfficer, PCSO, council officer or other person designated by the council. Should a Fixed Penalty Notice not be issued, West Midlands Police and Birmingham City Council may consider that further interventions are necessary to address the alleged behaviour.

Right to Appeal

In accordance of Section 66 of the Act, any interested person who wishes to challenge the validity of this Order may appeal to the High Court within six weeks from the date upon which this Order is made.

What you can do

Public Space Protection Orders are there to protect the community. If you see anyone breaking these conditions, inform the police on 101.

If you have any information on crime or anti-social behaviour in your area, call the independent registered charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Read our press release on the East PSPOs here.

Public Space Protection Orders in the North & West of the City

There are currently three PSPOs live covering parts of the North and West of the City in the following areas: Erdington High Street & surrounding roads, Soho Road & Waverhill Hill Road area, Handsworth and Rookery Road & Avenue Road area, Handsworth.

In this section you can find copies of actual Public Space Protection Order legal document and maps which outline the areas covered by the order:
  1. Erdington High Street & surrounding roads Public Space Protection Order and map
  2. Soho Road & Waverhill Hill Road area, Handsworth Public Space Protection Order and map
  3. Rookery Road and Avenue Road area, Handsworth Public Space Protection Order and map

All of the orders are for a duration of 3 years starting on 29th February 2016 until 28th February 2019

Penalty on breach

It is an offence to engage in any activity that you are prohibited from doing by this Order.

Depending on the behaviour in question, the enforcing officer could decide that a fixed penalty notice (FPN) of up to £100 would be the most appropriate sanction. The FPN may be issued by a police pfficer, PCSO, council officer or other person designated by the council. Should a Fixed Penalty Notice not be issued, West Midlands Police and Birmingham City Council may consider that further interventions are necessary to address the alleged behaviour.

Right to Appeal

In accordance of Section 66 of the Act, any interested person who wishes to challenge the validity of this Order may appeal to the High Court within six weeks from the date upon which this Order is made.

What you can do

Public Space Protection Orders are there to protect the community. If you see anyone breaking these conditions, inform the police on 101.

If you have any information on crime or anti-social behaviour in your area, call the independent registered charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Read our press release on the North and West PSPOs here.

Public Space Protection Orders in Birmingham City Centre

There are currently two PSPOs live covering parts of the city centre covering the following areas: Eastside/Millenium Point and Dale End.

In this section you can find copies of actual Public Space Protection Order legal document and maps which outline the areas covered by the order:
  1. Eastside PSPO covering Fazeley Street, Park Street, New Canal Street, Curzon Street, Cardigan Street, Jennens Road, Howe Street, Grosvenor Street, Etna Street and Fox Street.
  2. Dale End PSPO covering Bull Street, Upper Bull Street, High Street, Carrs Lane and New Meeting Street.
 

All of the orders are for a duration of 3 years starting on 28th March 2016 until 27th March 2019

Penalty on breach

It is an offence to engage in any activity that you are prohibited from doing by this Order.

Depending on the behaviour in question, the enforcing officer could decide that a fixed penalty notice (FPN) of up to £100 would be the most appropriate sanction. The FPN may be issued by a police pfficer, PCSO, council officer or other person designated by the council. Should a Fixed Penalty Notice not be issued, West Midlands Police and Birmingham City Council may consider that further interventions are necessary to address the alleged behaviour.

Right to Appeal

In accordance of Section 66 of the Act, any interested person who wishes to challenge the validity of this Order may appeal to the High Court within six weeks from the date upon which this Order is made.

What you can do

Public Space Protection Orders are there to protect the community. If you see anyone breaking these conditions, inform the police on 101.

If you have any information on crime or anti-social behaviour in your area, call the independent registered charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Read our press release on the North and West PSPOs here.