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Public Spaces Protection Orders

South Tyneside Council, working in partnership with Northumbria Police, have introduced Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPO) in designated areas across the Borough to help address the issues of consuming alcohol in public spaces, begging and motorcycle use causing a nuisance.

The Public Spaces Protection Orders are as follows:

Area A: the use of illegal motorcycles in public spaces across the whole of South Tyneside.

Public Spaces Protection Order - Area 11.31MB

Area B: prevent any person(s) in South Shields Town Centre from consuming alcohol when requested not to do so by a Police Officer, Police Community Support Officer or an authorised officer of the Council and prevent begging.
Public Spaces Protection Order - Area 21.66MB

Area C: prevent any person(s) in Jarrow Town Centre from consuming alcohol when requested not to do so by a Police Officer, Police Community Support Officer or an authorised officer of the Council and prevent begging.
Public Spaces Protection Order - Area 31.48MB

Area D: prevent any person(s) in Hebburn Town Centre from consuming alcohol when requested not to do so by a Police Officer, Police Community Support Officer or an authorised officer of the Council.
Public Spaces Protection Order - Area 41.35MB

Area E: prevent any persons in the Chichester Area from consuming alcohol when requested not to do so by a Police Officer, Police Community Support Officer or an authorised officer of the Council and prevent begging.
Public Spaces Protection Order - Area 51.23MB

The PSPOs will replace some of the existing Designated Public Places Orders.

What are Public Spaces Protection Orders?

Public Space Protection Orders were introduced under the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014. They can help by giving local councils and the police additional powers and greater flexibility to tackle anti-social behaviour in defined geographical locations.

They have been designed to help deal with persistent or continuing anti-social behaviour which is having a detrimental effect on the quality of life of those in the locality.

What do the PSPOs aim to address?

The PSPOs aim to tackle the issue of anti-social behaviour arising from alcohol consumption, begging and motorcycle use causing a nuisance within the restricted areas where the Council has received a significant volume of complaints from local residents and businesses.

The PSPOs place restrictions on people entering the restricted areas and prevent them from participating in specified types of anti-social behaviour affecting the local community.

How will the PSPOs be enforced?

Anyone who breaches the PSPO can be issued with a fine of £100. Failure to pay may result in prosecution. The PSPOs can be enforced by the Police, Police Community Support Officers and any authorised officer of the Council.

If you have any questions, you can get in touch by telephone: 0191 427 7931.

Pay a Public Spaces Protection Order

The fixed penalty is £100 and must be paid within 21 days of the notice being issued.

If you pay the penalty no further proceedings will be taken against you.

If you do not pay the fixed penalty within that time, you may be prosecuted for the offence described in the Order and if convicted you could receive a much larger fine.

You may pay the lesser amount of £50, and discharge any liability, if you do so within 10 days of receiving this notice.

Pay a Public Spaces Protection Order

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