What are Public Space Protection Orders or PSPO's?
Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs) are a tool used to manage antisocial behaviour that is occuring in large geographical 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 Birmingham
In this section are listed the current active Public Space Protection Orders which outline the areas covered by the order:
- Bankside PSPO - Concludes 16/2/2020
- Dale End PSPO - Concludes 28/3/2019
- 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 - Concludes 27/3/2019
- Edgbaston PSPO - Concludes 30/8/2020
- Edgewood Road - Rednal PSPO - Concludes 12/2/2021
- Erdington High Street & Surrounding Roads - PSPO - Concludes 28/2/2019
- Fox & Goose Shopping Centre PSPO - Concludes 25/6/2021
- Kings Norton - The Fold - PSPO - Concludes 5/6/2020
- Kings Road - Brandwood PSPO - Concludes 28/3/2021
- Moseley Village/Kings Heath High Street PSPO - Concludes 27/9/2020
- Rookery Road and Avenue Road area, Handsworth PSPO - Concludes 28/2/2019
- Shard End PSPO - Concludes 16/2/2020
- Soho Road & Waverhill Hill Road area, Handsworth PSPO - Concludes 28/2/2019
- Sutton Coldfield Town Centre PSPO - Concludes 19/8/2021
- Washwood Heath PSPO - Concludes 20/9/2020
Alcohol Specific Public Space Protection Orders in Birmingham
In this section are listed the current Active Alcohol Specific Public Space Protection Orders which outline the areas covered by the order and their enforcement periods:
- Bordesley + Nechells - Alcohol PSPO - Concludes 19/10/2020
- Bournville - Cotteridge Park - Alcohol PSPO - Concludes 19/10/2020
- Bournville - Masefield - Alcohol PSPO - Concludes 19/10/2020
- Bournville - Stirchley - Alcohol PSPO - Concludes 19/10/2020
- Handsworth & Soho - Alcohol PSPO - Concludes 19/10/2020
- Northfield Victoria Common - Alcohol PSPO - Concludes 19/10/2020
- Oscott - Alcohol PSPO - Concludes 19/10/2020
- Rookery Road - Alcohol PSPO - Concludes 28/2/2019
- Rotton Park - Winson Green - Alcohol PSPO - Concludes 19/10/2020
- Selly Oak - Alcohol PSPO - Concludes 19/10/2020
- Stockland Green - Alcohol PSPO - Concludes 19/10/2020
Penalty on breach of PSPO's
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 officer, 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.