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Public Space Protection Orders

A public spaces protection order is made by a local authority if satisfied on reasonable grounds that two conditions are met. Firstly, that

(i) activities carried on in a public place within the authority’s area have had a detrimental effect on the quality of life of those in the locality; and

(ii) 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 likely effect, of the activities is, or is likely to be of a persistent or continuing nature, such as to make the activities unreasonable, and therefore justifies the restrictions imposed by the notice.

A public spaces protection order is an order that identifies the public place and prohibits specified things being done in the restricted area and / or requires specified things to be done by persons carrying on specified activities in that area. The order may not have effect for more than 3 years and the local authority must consult with the chief officer of the police and the local policing body before issuing the order.

Public Space Protection Orders with expiry dates.

Public space Expires
Edgbaston 30 August 2020
Edgewood Road (Rednal) 11 February 2021
Fox & Goose 25 June 2021
The Fold 5 June 2020
Kings Road 28 March 2021
Moseley & Kings Heath 27 September 2020
Newtown 1 December 2022
Shard End 16 February 2020
Sutton Town Centre 19 August 2021
Springfield (Bankside) 16 January 2020 
Washwood Heath 20 September 2020

The PSPOs listed below were previously designated Alcohol Restriction Area and became PSPOs in October 2018: 

Public space Expires
Birmingham City Centre 19 October 2020
Bordesley and Nechells 19 October 2020
Bournville Cotteridge park 19 October 2020
Bournville Stirchley 19 October 2020
Handsworth and Soho 19 October 2020
Lozells and East Handsworth 19 October 2020
Masefield Road 19 October 2020
Northfield Victoria Common 19 October 2020
Old Oscott 19 October 2020
Rotten Park, Winson Green 19 October 2020
Selly Oak 19 October 2020
Stockland Green 19 October 2020