Public Space Protection Orders
Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs) cover a range of issues.
This PSPO covers the whole of Sandwell and requires a person in charge of a dog to pick up the dog's mess.
If the person fails to comply with the PSPO, they face a £100 fixed penalty or prosecution with a maximum penalty of £1,000.
This PSPO covers the whole of Sandwell and enables council environmental protection officers and police who are concerned about anti-social behaviour, to:
- require a person not to drink alcohol (or what is believed to be alcohol) in a public place
- require a person to surrender the alcohol (or what is believed to be alcohol)
If the person fails to comply with the PSPO, they face a fixed penalty or prosecution with a maximum penalty of £500.
West Bromwich Town Centre
A three-year PSPO, starting 1 August 2018, covers West Bromwich Town Centre, helping the police and council prevent and tackle anti-social behaviour.
This PSPO, which follows concerns raised by local people and businesses, received strong support in a public consultation in spring 2018.
You can view a map of the area in which the following activities are prohibited:
- Acting or inciting others to act in a manner that causes, or is likely to cause, harassment alarm or distress to any person.
- Threatening any person with violence and/or being verbally abusive towards any person.
- Begging or asking members of the public for money or loitering for the purpose of begging or asking members of the public for money.
- Causing a motor vehicle or trailer to stand on a road and/or footpath so as to cause any unnecessary obstruction of the road and/or footpath.
Authorised council officers (e.g. environmental protection officers), police and police community support officers can enforce the PSPO.
People breaching the PSPO face a fixed penalty notice of up to £100 or a fine of up to £1,000 on prosecution.
As of 20 October 2017, existing gating orders became PSPOs.