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Public Space Protection Orders (PSPO)

What is a Public Space Protection Order?

There are seven Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs) in place across North East Lincolnshire. Public consultation in 2023 again identified anti-social behaviour as the public’s number one concern and as having the largest negative impact on a community or neighbourhood if left unaddressed and there was overwhelming support for the existing and amended PSPOs.

The PSPOs are intended to support a wider intelligence-led place-based problem-solving approach to address ASB in defined geographical locations. During 2023, after a public consultation exercise conditions to control alcohol-related ASB were incorporated into the PSPOs covering Grimsby Town Centre, Peoples Parke and Cleethorpes Town Centre & Seafront.

There are also two dog control PSPO’s. If a Police Constable or authorised person witnesses somebody behaving or displaying any behaviour that is prohibited then they can ask them to leave that area and not return within 24 hours. The details of the incident will be recorded and sent to the appropriate department within the council. They will then look into the evidence provided and, if appropriate, a Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN) of £100 will be issued. Failure to make payment could result in a fine of up to £1,000 at the Magistrates Court.

Our Public Space Protection Orders


CPW – Community Protection Warnings
CPN – Community Protection Notices
FPN – Fixed Penalty Notices

The Community Protection Warning and Notice are just one of the tools that are used to address a pattern of unacceptable behaviour. Low numbers are not an indication that nothing is being done to address a problem more that a perpetrator is taking notice from an earlier informal warning or is being dealt with by other means.

Report a PSPO breach

You can report a Public Space Protection Order breach on the MyNelincs portal.