Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs) in our town centres

Two Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs) are in force for Aldershot and Farnborough town centres.

The aim of the Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs) is to help control antisocial behaviour in and around our town centres, which is having, or likely to have, a detrimental effect on the quality of life of people locally.

In particular it will strengthen our powers to deal with a range of antisocial behaviour, including those listed below, in support of the police.

What behaviours the PSPOs control:

  • Drinking alcohol
  • Use of psychoactive substances - formerly known as 'legal highs'
  • Going to the toilet (urinating and defecating) in public
  • Loitering - including with the intent to beg

Areas covered by the PSPOs

Aldershot

Aldershot town centre, including Municipal Gardens and Manor Park. Please view the map for more details.

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Farnborough

Farnborough town centre. Please view the map for more details.

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    The introduction of the PSPOs followed a four week public consultation, which ended in March 2017, which showed that more than 90 per cent of those who responded were in support of the orders being introduced.

    Our Cabinet approved the orders at the beginning of May 2017, and Hampshire Constabulary and the Police and Crime Commissioner for Hampshire approved them in June 2017.

    If you need more information on the PSPOs, please contact our Community Safety team using the contact details on this page.

    Fines and right of appeal

    The penalty for a breach of a PSPO is £100. You must pay within 29 days. If you pay within 14 days, the fine is reduced by 50 per cent to £50.

    If you do not pay the fixed penalty notice fine within 29 days, you could be prosecuted and, if convicted, you could receive a much larger fine.

    Once you have been issued with a fixed penalty notice for breach of a PSPO, there is no right of appeal.

    How to pay your fine

    There are two ways you can pay the penalty:

    • Pay by phone by calling our customer services team using the contact details on this page.  You will need your debit/credit card details and the reference number from the top of the fixed penalty notice form.

    • Paying in person at the council offices. Take your fixed penalty notice and payment to the council offices during normal office hours. Our opening hours are 8.30am to 5pm, Monday to Thursday and 8.30am to 4.30pm on Fridays.

     
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