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Public Space Protection Order

Public Space Protection Order - noval psychoactive substances

The Nuneaton and Bedworth Safer Communities Partnership has been working with partners to address anti-social behaviour in Nuneaton and Bedworth. 

As part of the partnership approach towards this problem, it has been decided to apply for a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) to address psychoactive substance misuse and related anti-social behaviour in Nuneaton and Bedworth.

When a PSPO is in place it prohibits specific activity within a defined area and is intended to deal with specific problems that are detrimental to the local community’s quality of life, such as anti-social behaviour.

PSPO’s are part of the ASB legislation which was introduced nationally in October 2014.  Public Space Protection Orders provide the Police with additional powers across a defined geographical area to tackle a wide range of anti-social behaviours.  In Nuneaton and Bedworth, this is being introduced to address psychoactive substance misuse and related ASB, crime and disorder. 

This Order has been informed by evidence from residents, businesses, and professionals, which demonstrates the scale of the issue for the local community.  We aim for it to be implemented for a period of up to three years.

What area will be covered

Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough area.

Overview of Public Space Protection Orders (PSPO)

The Anti-Social Behaviour, Police and Crime Act 2014 introduced new powers on 20 October 2014 for dealing with local neighbourhood issues. Public Space Protection Orders (PSPO) were introduced as one of the tools and can be used to protect the public from behaviour that is having, or is likely to have, a detrimental effect on the quality of life of those in the locality and is persistent and unreasonable.

Last updated Monday, 11th October 2021

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