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Public Space Protection Order

Public Space Protection Order - begging control

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

As part of the partnership approach towards this problem, it was agreed to apply for a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) to address alcohol misuse and related anti-social behaviour in Nuneaton and Bedworth. This is now in affect and the order can be downloaded at the end of this page.

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.

PSPO begging

The PSPO makes it an offence to fail to comply without reasonable excuse with any requirement of an authorised person *. 


      1. Person(s) within the Exclusion Zone will not: be permitted to beg at any time be permitted. The act of begging is deemed as either approaching people for money, or being       stationery and directly asking for money, or positioned on the floor to invite the offer of money or goods.

*An authorised person could be a Police Constable, Police Community Support Officer or Council Officer or their authorised representative and must be able to present their authority on request.

What area does the PSPO covered

Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough area.

Fixed penalty notice Payment

If you are issued with a fixed penaly notice, payment may be made by credit or debit card by contacting the Council on 024 7637 6376. An administration fee will be charged when using a credit card. You may also pay by post: Cheques or Postal Orders may be sent through the post to Communities Team, Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council, Town Hall, Coton Road, Nuneaton, CV11 5AA. Please enclose the completed fixed penalty payment slip, detached from the bottom of this fixed penalty notice.

Last updated Thursday, 14th July 2022

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