Public Spaces Protection Order to support responsible street entertaining, busking and amplified public speaking in public spaces.
In response to feedback from local residents, we've extended a Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) to tackle noise nuisance from amplified music and public speaking in Shepherds Bush.
The new PSPO will cover the wider area around Shepherds Bush Green and a section of Uxbridge Road for a further three years.
Map of area covered by the PSPO
What are the restrictions?
From 23 June 2022, you are prohibited from using:
- microphones, loudspeakers, megaphones, loud hailers or any other similar equipment designed to amplify the volume of speech or music, 24 hours a day
- mains electricity or generator power for the purposes of amplification.
Exemptions apply to:
- authorised H&F Council events and activities
- premises or vehicles where these activities are permitted under their licence conditions.
Why are these restrictions necessary?
The restrictions are designed to ensure that all H&F residents and visitors can enjoy our public spaces.
Previously, the PSPO restricted amplified busking, street entertainment and public speaking only at certain times of day and only in the area outside Shepherds Bush Station.
We consulted widely on this issue over winter 2021 and the overwhelming response showed that further action was necessary to address the issue of noise nuisance in Shepherds Bush more efficiently.
Residents requested for these activities to be banned 24 hours a day and that the restrictions should be extended to parts of Uxbridge Road and Shepherds Bush Green.
What happens if you fail to comply with this order?
A Police Constable, Police Community Support Officer, Law Enforcement Officer or other authorised person may issue a fixed penalty notice to anyone he or she believes has committed an offence. You will have 14 days to pay the fixed penalty of £100 (£60 if paid within 10 days).
View a full copy of the order
The Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014
Section 59 Public Spaces Protection Order
London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham hereby makes the following Order:
No person shall partake in amplified street entertaining/busking/public speaking in the areas of Shepherds Bush as shown outlined on the attached map in accordance with the restrictions below, as defined by the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham.
This Order comes into force on 23 June 2022 for a period of three (3) years.
THIS ORDER is made by the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham (in this order called “the Authority”) because The Authority is satisfied on reasonable grounds that activities carried out or likely to be carried out in a public space, namely Shepherds Bush shown outlined in red on the map below:
- have had or are likely to have a detrimental effect on the quality of life of those in the locality,
- are or are likely to be unreasonable and
- justify the restrictions imposed.
The council is satisfied that the following activities have been or are likely to be carried out in the public space:
Use of amplifiers
- You are prohibited from using microphones/loudspeakers/megaphones/loud hailers or any other similar equipment designed to amplify the volume of speech or music, 24 hours a day.
- You are prohibited from using mains electricity or generator power for the purposes of amplification.
- Exemptions apply to:
- authorised council events and activities
- premises or vehicles where these activities are permitted under their licence conditions
This order will come into force 23 June 2022 and lasts for a period of three (3) years.
2. WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THIS ORDER?
A Police Constable, Police Community Support Officer, Law Enforcement Officer or other authorised person may issue a fixed penalty notice to anyone he or she believes has committed an offence. You will have 14 days to pay the fixed penalty of £100 (£60 if paid within 10 days). If you pay the fixed penalty within the 14 days you will not be prosecuted.
Any challenge to this order must be made in the High Court by an interested person within six (6) weeks of it being made. An interested person is someone who lives in, or regularly works in or visits the restricted area. This means that only those who are directly affected by the restrictions have the power to challenge. The right to challenge also exists where an order is varied by the council.
This order shall remain in place until 22 June 2025.
SHARON LEA, Strategic Director of Environment
OWAIN RICHARDS, Detective Chief Superintendent, METROPOLITAN POLICE
THE COMMON SEAL OF THE COUNCIL OF )
THE LONDON BOROUGH OF HAMMERSMITH )
AND FULHAM was affixed to this Deed in )
the presence of:- )
Authorised Officer on behalf of the council
JADE MONROE, Chief solicitor
View a copy of the signed order: Shepherds Bush Central line station PSPO draft signed (pdf 250 PDF)
To report PSPO breaches contact:
- Law Enforcement Team
- 020 8753 1100 and select option 3 (this phone number is not a dedicated number solely for PSPO breaches)
For further information:
- Noise and nuisance
- 020 8753 1081