Public spaces protection orders (PSPOs)
What are PSPOs?
Public Spaces Protection Orders are powers introduced by local authorities (created by the 2014 Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act) to deal with particular nuisances or problems in a defined area that affects the local community’s quality of life. PSPOs can prohibit something or require certain things to be done, to ensure public spaces can be enjoyed free from anti-social behaviour.
Why do we need PSPOs?
PSPOs are designed to balance the rights of residents and visitors to enjoy our public spaces with the need to tackle anti-social behaviour efficiently.
What are the PSPOs in Hammersmith & Fulham?
We currently have 4 PSPOs, which have been implemented after consultation with residents.
You can view the PSPOs via the links below:
- Borough-wide PSPO to support responsible alcohol consumption in public spaces
- Hammersmith Town Centre PSPO - to support responsible street entertaining, busking and amplified public speaking in public spaces
- Shepherds Bush Green PSPO - to prohibit public urination and defecation
- Shepherds Bush Station PSPO - to support responsible street entertaining, busking and amplified public speaking in public spaces