Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs)


  1. Overview
  2. Current PSPOs
  3. Penalties
  4. Pay a fine
  5. Contact

Review of PSPOs

There are 5 PSPOs due to end in May 2024.

We carried out a consultation on whether these orders should be extended.

For more information, see Review of PSPOs.


Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs) give local councils and the police additional powers and greater flexibility to tackle anti-social behaviour in certain areas.

They have been designed to help deal with persistent anti-social behaviour which is having a harmful effect on the quality of life of people in the area.

PSPOs were introduced under the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014.

Current PSPOs

These PSPOs are currently in place in South Tyneside:


If you ignore a PSPO, you are committing an offence and could be fined.

The fine (or 'Fixed Penalty Notice') is £100, or £50 if paid within 7 days.

PSPOs can be enforced by the Police, Police Community Support Officers and any authorised officer of the Council.

Pay a fine

You can pay a fine ('Fixed Penalty Notice') online.

Pay a PSPO fine


To contact us about a PSPO, email