Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs)

  • There are currently no orders under consultation.

Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPO) in force

Breaches of any of the current PSPO's are considered as an offence and will incur either a Fixed Penalty Notice of £100 or a fine on prosecution in court of no greater than £1000.

Macclesfield town centre

This order came into force on 18 July 2022 and is in place for 3 years.  The agenda for Environment and Communities Committee on 7 July 2021 contains more information on the background and decisions made by the relevant Committee in relation to this order.

Macclesfield town centre Public Space Protection Order (PDF, 92KB)

Macclesfield town centre PSPO plan/map (PDF, 4.25 MB)

Macclesfield town centre PSPO public consultation results summary (PDF, 194KB)

To report any breaches of this order contact the police on 101 or via the Cheshire Constabulary website. Policing of this order will mainly be via our colleagues within the Cheshire Constabulary who are authorised to do so.

Any general enquires in relation to this order can be sent to our Anti-Social Behaviour Team email;

Dog fouling and dog control

Dog fouling and dog control Public Space Protection Order (PDF, 132KB)

Appendix A - Map of Dog Fouling and dog council PSPO boundary (PDF, 389KB)

To report any breaches of this order contact Cheshire East Council on 0300 123 5021.

Wilmslow Carrs park

To report any breaches of this order please contact Cheshire East Council on 0300 123 5021.

Alley gating

What is a  PSPO  

PSPO's replaced gating orders, dog control order and can be used to control behaviours which are having, or are likely to have a detrimental effect on the quality of life of those in the locality. Behaviours which can be controlled through restrictions or positive requirements within a PSPO's can include:

  • controlling access over public land
  • the consumption of alcohol
  • dogs roaming freely and/or fouling
  • public urination/defecation
  • busking/street entertainment
  • storage of household items or waste /wheelie bins
  • littering
  • anti-social use/parking of vehicles
  • aggressive behaviours linked to begging, street peddling or preaching

This list is not exhaustive and restrictions or positive requirements will be dependent upon the nature of the issues the PSPO is imposed to deal with.

Before making a PSPO , the Council must be satisfied on reasonable grounds that two conditions are met.

The first condition is that:

  • activities carried out in a public place within the authority’s area have had a detrimental effect on the quality of life of those in the locality
  • 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 the likely effect of the activities:

  • is, or is likely to be, of a persistent or continuing nature
  • is, or is likely to be, such as to make the activities unreasonable
  • justifies the restrictions imposed by the order

If you require any further information in relation to public space protection orders contact:

Anti-Social Behaviour Team
LPU Office
Floor 3
Divisional Police HQ
Civic Centre
phone: 0300 123 5030

Page last reviewed: 23 October 2023