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Public Spaces Protection Orders

The Council regularly receives complaints from members of the public whose lives are disrupted as a result of anti-social and criminal behaviour on public paths. The complainants are often focussed on the possibility of extinguishing or diverting the public rights along the ways in question in an attempt to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour.

The Public Spaces Protection Orders legislation which came into force in 2006 gives the Council as highway authority the power to temporarily gate a public right of way where the problems of crime and anti-social behaviour can be shown to stem from the passageway.

Current Public Spaces Protection Orders


Extension to Public Spaces Protection Orders


Draft Public Spaces Protection Orders


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Public Rights Of Way
Tame Street Depot
Tame Street
SK15 1ST