Decision details

Proposed variation of the Public Spaces Protection Order

Decision Maker: Executive, Council

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


To consider the report on the Public Spaces Protection Order, following the consultation period, on the whether to amend or seek continuance of the current Public Spaces Protection Order .




RECOMMENDED that Council approve:-


(1)   the variation of Prohibition E of the current order following a public consultation so that any individual whether or not in a group who is causing harassment, alarm and distress may be required to leave the area of the PSPO for a maximum of 24 hours as stated in Appendix A of the report;


(2)   no change to the remaining prohibitions of the Public Spaces Protection Order and the existing boundaries as shown in Appendix B of the report;


(3)   the extension of the PSPO for a further three years, commencing on 20 June 2022; and


(4)   the continuation of the current policy of funding received by the Council from fixed penalty notices issued for a breach of any PSPO to be ring-fenced for initiatives to address anti-social behaviour and that the funding continue to be administered through the Exeter Community Safety Partnership.


Reason for Decision: As set out in the report.




Report author: Simon Lane

Publication date: 09/02/2022

Date of decision: 08/02/2022

Decided at meeting: 08/02/2022 - Executive

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