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Public spaces protection orders (PSPO)

Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs) allow us to work with the police to control antisocial behaviour in public places.

A PSPO imposes prohibitions or restrictions in a public place to stop people committing antisocial behaviour.

Breaking a PSPO is a criminal offence which can result in a Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN) of £100, or a fine of up to £1,000 if prosecuted. 

Current PSPOs

Following a public consultation, the below PSPOs will be issued across Enfield from March 2021.

Summary of PSPOs in Enfield:

  • begging through intimidation
  • control of alcohol consumption
  • holding or throwing fireworks
  • loitering and causing nuisance in and around council estates
  • prostitution
  • selling to vehicles on main roads, including services like windscreen washing
  • smoking in children’s playgrounds, including smokeless and electronic cigarettes
  • vehicles parked or left on Council land or land beside the highway for an unreasonable amount of time.
  • dog controls, including:
    • picking up faeces and having disposable bags
    • walking a maximum of four dogs at a time (or up to six if licensed)
    • excluding dogs from certain areas and playgrounds
    • keeping dogs on leads
  • vehicle cruising, including:
    • speeding
    • driving in groups
    • racing and performing stunts
    • sounding horns and revving engines
    • riding mopeds to cause distress, alarm, annoyance or criminal damage

 You should also refer to the original PSPOs in full showing the activities and areas in which each order operates: