Public Spaces Protection Orders

Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPO) were introduced as part of the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014.

PSPOs specify an area where activities are taking place that are or may likely be detrimental to the local community’s quality of life. PSPO’s impose conditions or restrictions on people using that area.

Denbighshire Control of Dogs Public Spaces Protection Order 2017
Public Space Protection Order - Rhyl

Anti-social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014 - Chapter 2 (Sections 59, 63 & 72)

Public Space Protection Order - Rhyl

Maes Gwilym Nature Reserve

As of the 15th July 2015 a PSPO will take effect across the area as outlined in red on the attached map at the Maes Gwilym Nature Reserve.

The PSPO will be in place for a period of three years from the commencement date.

For full details of the Order please use the below link. (A copy is available to be viewed at Council offices).

Penalty on breach of PSPO

Any persons found guilty of breaching the order are liable on summary conviction to a fine (please see order for maximum levels of the fine).

Depending on the behaviour in question, the enforcing officer could decide that a fixed penalty notice of up to £100.00 would be the most appropriate sanction.

PSPOs may be enforced by police officers, police community safety officers and any officers designated by Denbighshire County Council.