Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPO) in force

Breach of any of the current PSPO are considered as an offence and will incur either a Fixed Penalty Notice of £100 or a fine on prosecution in court of no greater than £1000. 

Current orders in place in Warrington

Breaching of a PSPO is an offence which can be dealt with through prosecution or by the issues of a fixed penalty notice.

Before making a PSPO, the Council must be satisfied on reasonable grounds that two conditions are met.

The first condition is that:

  • activities carried out in a public place within the authority’s area have had a detrimental effect on the quality of life of those in the locality
  • it is likely that activities will be carried on in a public place within that area and that they will have such an effect

The second condition is that the effect. Or the likely effect of the activities:

  • is, or is likely to be, of a persistent or continuing nature
  • is, or is likely to be, such as to make the activities unreasonable
  • justifies the restrictions imposed by the order

If you require any further information in relation to public space protection orders, please use the contact details below:

Community Safety & Resilience Team
East Annexe,
Town Hall,
Sankey Street,

01925 444295