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.
Following a public consultation, the below PSPOs will be issued across Enfield from March 2018.
Summary of PSPOs in Enfield:
- begging through intimidation
- control of alcohol consumption
- flying drones
- holding or throwing fireworks
- loitering and causing nuisance in and around council estates
- possession, supply and use of psychoactive substances (formerly known as legal highs)
- 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:
- having disposable bags
- picking up faeces
- 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:
- 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: