Public Spaces Protection Orders

Following public consultation, new rules that ensure the appropriate use of the borough’s parks and public places were introduced from 14 October 2017.

As a result of changes in national legislation, Surrey Heath Borough Council held a consultation on proposals for new Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPO) earlier this year. This order will be used to address anti-social activities in public spaces, which are having a detrimental effect on the quality of life of local people.

The consultation looked at actions and behaviours such as begging in Camberley, the taking of psychoactive substances (formerly legal highs) and their impact upon health and behaviour, antisocial behaviour that can be caused through public drinking, and measures to encourage responsible dog ownership which include exclusions from children’s play areas and clearing up dog faeces.

The Public Spaces Protection Order and location maps are available below: