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Public Spaces Protection Orders: Guidance for councils

Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs), introduced in 2014, sit amongst a broad range of powers and tools to help tackle anti-social behaviour locally. PSPOs are aimed at ensuring public spaces can be enjoyed free from anti-social behaviour.

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This guidance aims to set out the issues to consider where local areas are contemplating introducing a PSPO, and offers practical guidance on the steps to take if councils choose to do so. It should be read in conjunction with the Home Office’s statutory guidance on the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014.

Getting Public Space Protection Orders right - what have we learnt so far?

London - 5 June 2018

This LGA event looks at how Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs) are being used in local government to tackle anti-social behaviour, providing an opportunity for councils and our partners to share the lessons learned and discuss best practice.

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