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:
- Yeovil Street Drinking (Oct 2019)
- Yeovil Begging (Oct 2019)
- District Wide Dog Fouling and Dogs on lead by direction (May 2022)
- Ninesprings Dog Exclusion Zone (May 2022)