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Public Space Protection Orders

What is a PSPO?

Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs) deal with a particular nuisance that affects the local community’s quality of life, by imposing conditions on the use of an area which apply to everyone. For example, restricting drinking in public places.


Buckley Precinct

Following complaints made by members of the public, and subsequent investigation and consultation by Flintshire County Council, a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO), made under the Anti Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014, will be in force at the Buckley Precinct car park site for a period of 3 years from the 24th November 2017.

The order will prohibit individuals in the Buckley precinct car park from performing any of the following activities in a vehicle

(a) Revving of engine(s) (as to cause a nuisance)

(b) Repeated sudden and rapid acceleration (as to cause a nuisance)

(c) Racing 

(d) Playing music in a motor vehicle (as to cause a public nuisance)(e) Sounding horns (as to cause a public nuisance)

Breach of any of the conditions above will lead the individual liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding level 3 on the standard scale or to Fixed Penalty Notice up to £75.

A Notice of the Public Space Protection Order including a map of the restricted area is enclosed below.

Notice - Buckley Precinct (PDF)


Designated Public Place Order (DPPO) Transition

Restrictions on drinking Alcohol: transfer to PSPO from 20th October 2017

Flintshire’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 under Section 75(3) of the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 on the 20th October 2017.

Under PSPO, previous conditions remain the same.

The conditions of the previous DPPO have not changed. It’s still an offence anywhere in the County to refuse to surrender alcohol to the police or authorised person if there is, or is likely to be, associated anti-social behaviour.