Public Space Protection Orders
PSPOs deal with a particular nuisance or problem in a particular area that is harmful to the local community’s quality of life, by controlling how people can use that area. This applies to everyone. They are designed to make sure the law-abiding majority can use and enjoy public spaces, safe from anti-social behaviour.
There are currently two PSPOs set-up in Wakefield district:
Anyone found to be breaking the terms of the PSPOs can be issued with a fixed penalty notice.
The PSPOs we have in place so far have proven to be successful in tackling anti-social behaviour, and we are currently looking at where else in the district we can use them.
We have recently consulted on two new PSPOs for Pontefract and Castleford Town Centres we are looking to introduce. If we are successful in our application, these will help tackle issues related to street drinking in these areas. The consultations for these have now closed, and further updates will be provided once we have analysed the feedback and decided whether to progress with the applications.