Public Space Protection Orders (PSPO)

Public Space Protection Orders (PSPO)

What they are, get a new PSPO and PSPOs in force in Bristol

What is a PSPO

A Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) bans or restricts certain acts or behaviour in a certain area. They’re used in areas where certain behaviour is having a negative effect on the quality of life of those using the space. For example, a PSPO might require dogs to be kept on a lead at all times in a certain area.

A PSPO can remain in place for up to three years.

Breaking a PSPO is a criminal offence and can lead to a fixed penalty notice or prosecution.

Get a new PSPO

We’re responsible for setting up PSPOs. To talk to us about a new PSPO, email

PSPOs in Bristol