Consultation on a new Public Space Protection Order

Closes 1 Sep 2024

Opened 8 Jul 2024


Following Local Government Reorganisation last year, the three separate PSPOs for the former district councils have or are due to expire and given their important role, Westmorland and Furness Council is proposing a new order for the Westmorland and Furness area.

A PSPO is a tool available to local authorities under the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 which helps to address the impact of Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) and make sure that it does not have a detrimental effect to the local community’s quality of life. The orders are intended to help ensure that people can use and enjoy our public spaces and are kept safe from anti-social behaviour.

For frequently asked questions relating to Public Space Protection Orders, as well as drafts of the proposed orders relating to dogs, alcohol and anti-social behaviour, and fires, barbecues, vehicles and unauthorised camping, see the related documents listed below.

Why your views matter

The PSPO is aimed at making Westmorland and Furness a safer and more pleasant place to live, work and visit.

The Council seeks to address various areas within the PSPO including dog fouling, regulating alcohol consumption and a range of other anti-social activity.

By completing the survey, you will be helping to shape and inform the future of the Public Space Protection Order.

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