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Public Space Protection Orders

What is a Public Space Protection Order? 

A Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) bans or restricts certain acts or behaviour in a certain area. They’re used in areas where certain behaviour is having a negative effect on the quality of life of those using the space. For example, a PSPO might require dogs to be kept on a lead at all times in a certain area.

A PSPO can remain in place for up to three years.

Breaking a PSPO is a criminal offence and can lead to a fixed penalty notice or prosecution.

What PSPOs are in force in South Somerset?

The following PSPOs are in force in South Somerset:

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