Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs)


  1. Overview
  2. Current PSPOs
  3. Penalties
  4. Pay a fine
  5. Contact


Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs) give local councils and the police additional powers and greater flexibility to tackle anti-social behaviour in certain areas.

They have been designed to help deal with persistent anti-social behaviour which is having a harmful effect on the quality of life of people in the area.

PSPOs were introduced under the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014.

Current PSPOs

These PSPOs are currently in place in South Tyneside:


If you ignore a PSPO, you are committing an offence and could be fined.

The fine (or 'Fixed Penalty Notice') is £100, or £50 if paid within 7 days.

PSPOs can be enforced by the Police, Police Community Support Officers and any authorised officer of the Council.

Pay a fine

You can pay a fine ('Fixed Penalty Notice') online.

Pay a PSPO fine


To contact us about a PSPO, email