Anti-social behaviour and fishing (South Shields riverside)
There is a Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) in place in some 'restricted areas' around the South Shields riverside.
This is in place to stop anyone acting in a way which causes nuisance to people living in the area.
This PSPO is valid for three years from 17 May 2021. This may be extended.
You must not act in a way which causes, or is likely to cause nuisance to people living in the 'restricted areas'.
In particular, this includes erecting tents, shouting, playing loud music, dropping and leaving litter, setting fires, urinating and defecating.
The restricted areas are around the South Shields riverside area, and are marked clearly with signs.
The areas are highlighted in red on the map below.
If you ignore this 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.
If you don't pay the fine, you could be prosecuted.
More about Public Spaces Protection Orders.