Public Spaces Protection Orders

Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs) have been introduced by the government to help us tackle anti-social behaviour locally. They help us ensure public spaces can be enjoyed by everyone and are kept free from anti-social behaviour. Find out about the PSPOs in our area.

A PSPO is made under Section 59 of the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014.

Alcohol in Public Places

Guildford town centre's Designated Public Protection Order (DPPO), which gives designated officers powers to restrict alcohol in public places, automatically transferred into a Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) under Section 75(3) of the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 on the 20 October 2017.

The conditions of the previous  icon DPPO [592.8KB] have not changed. It's still an offence anywhere in the town centre to refuse to surrender alcohol to the police or authorised person if there is, or is likely to be, associated anti-social behaviour.

For further information about the DPPO transition to PSPO please see paragraph 6, page 18, in the Local Government Association's Public Spaces Protection Orders guidance for councils.

Dog Fouling PSPO

We have made a icon Dog fouling PSPO [37.75KB] to control dog fouling. Under this Order, dog walkers must clean up immediately after their dogs foul in all public areas of the borough.

If you want to report someone who does not clean up after their dog, or to let us know about an area that is fouled, you can report dog fouling with our online form. All details are confidential.