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Public Spaces Protection Orders

Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs) can be put in place by councils to protect the community from anti-social behaviour.

They put conditions or restrictions on what people can do within a specific area if there is evidence to suggest that a problem exists. Breaching a PSPO can be a criminal offence punishable by a fine or prosecution. 

Renewal of orders 

Following consultation between 18 September and 13 October 2023, the PSPOs listed below that relate to dog fouling, dogs on leads, dog bans and consumption of alcohol were renewed on 24 November 2023 for a further three years without any changes.

If you have any questions about the consultation that let to the renewal please email communitysafety@lewes-eastbourne.gov.uk

PSPOs in the Lewes district

 

Dog fouling - Lewes district public spaces protection order

This order means people must clear up after their dogs. The order applies to any land open to the public within Lewes district. Failure to do so could result in a maximum fine of £1000.

Dog Fouling Amendment Order (PDF) [287KB]

Lewes District Public Spaces Protection Order (Dog Fouling) 2017 (PDF) [126KB]

Lewes public spaces protection order dog fouling map (PDF) [267KB]

Consumption of alcohol - Lewes Town public spaces protection order

This order means anyone drinking in public and acting in an anti-social way in Lewes town can be asked to stop drinking or surrender any alcohol when requested by an authorised officer. Failure to do so could result in a maximum fine of £500.

Alcohol Consumption Amendment Order (PDF) [296KB]

Lewes District Public Spaces Protection Order (Alcohol) 2017 (PDF) [309KB]

Lewes public spaces protection order street drinking map (PDF) [3MB]

PSPOs in Eastbourne

Prohibitions and Requirements

The orders require people within the restricted areas to:

  • Keep their dogs on a lead
  • Clear up after their dogs
  • Not allow their dog to enter certain areas
  • Stop drinking when requested to by an authorised officer
  • Surrender any alcohol when requested to by an authorised officer

Failure without reasonable excuse to comply with the prohibitions and requirements imposed by these orders is a summary offence under the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014. An authorised officer, police officer or PCSO may issue a fixed penalty notice to anyone they have reason to believe has committed an offence in relation to this order.

Breach of a prohibition or requirement may result in a fixed penalty notice of up to £75 or fine of up to £1,000.

Eastbourne Dog on Lead PSPO

Applying all year round: Hampden Park, Hide Hollow Cemetery, Howard Square, Manor Gardens, Motcombe Gardens, Ocklynge Cemetery, Princes Park, Sovereign Harbour northern marina, Sovereign Harbour southern marina and Wilmington Square.

Applying along the entire seafront between 1 May and 30 September every year, but excluding the Western and Middle Parades:

Seafront - lower promenade between Holywell to Redoubt but excluding the Western and Middle Parades
Seafront - Redoubt to Wastewater Treatment works

Amendment Order Dogs on Leads (PDF) [295KB]

Dog on lead PSPO - Hampden Park map (PDF) [420KB]

Dog on lead PSPO - Hide Hollow Cemetery map (PDF) [1012KB]

Dog on lead PSPO - Howard Square map (PDF) [492KB]

Dog on lead PSPO - Manor Gardens map (PDF) [646KB]

Dog on lead PSPO - Motcombe Gardens map (PDF) [710KB]

Dog on lead PSPO - Northern Marina map (PDF) [2MB]

Dog on lead PSPO - Ocklynge Cemetery map (PDF) [986KB]

Dog on lead PSPO - Princes Park map (PDF) [433KB]

Dog on lead PSPO - Southern Marina map (PDF) [952KB]

Dog on lead PSPO - Seafront, Holywell to Redoubt lower promenade map (PDF) [836KB]

Dog on lead PSPO - Seafront, Redoubt to wastewater treatment works lower promenade map (PDF) [931KB]

Eastbourne Dog Fouling PSPO

This PSPO applies all year round

Amendment Order Dog Fouling (PDF) [296KB]

Dog fouling PSPO map (PDF) [772KB]

Eastbourne Dog Ban PSPO

Applying all year round:

  • Devonshire Park
  • The picnic area in Sovereign Park
  • Applying in playgrounds in Eastbourne in the following areas all year round:

Applying playgrounds in Eastbourne in the following areas all year round: Archery, Avard Crescent, Bodiam Crescent, Canute Close, Chiltern Close, Edmund Close, Egbert Close, Garden Close, Gildredge Park, Hadlow Avenue, Hampden Park, Hartfield Square, Helen Gardens, Holly Place, Jerome Close, Macmillan Close, Mulberry Close, Oak Tree Lane, Old Town Recreation Ground, Palesgate Way, Princes Park, Priory Park, Roselands Recreation Ground, Samoa Way, Seaside Recreation Ground, Sevenoaks, Shinewater Park, Sovereign Park picnic area, Sovereign Skate Park, Tugwell Park Victoria Gardens and Wartling

Applying between 1 May and 30 September:

  • The Beaches between the Pier and the Wish Tower

Amendment Order Dog Ban (PDF) [293KB]

Dog ban PSPO - Archery map (PDF) [331KB]

Dog ban PSPO - Avard Cresent map (PDF) [391KB]

Dog ban PSPO - Bodiam Crescent map (PDF) [359KB]

Dog ban PSPO - Canute Close map (PDF) [391KB]

Dog ban PSPO - Chiltern Close map (PDF) [375KB]

Dog ban PSPO - Devonshire Park map (PDF) [469KB]

Dog ban PSPO - Edmund Close map (PDF) [381KB]

Dog ban PSPO - Egbert Close map (PDF) [390KB]

Dog ban PSPO - Gardner Close map (PDF) [343KB]

Dog ban PSPO - Gildredge Park map (PDF) [427KB]

Dog ban PSPO - Hadlow Avenue map (PDF) [419KB]

Dog ban PSPO - Hampden Park map (PDF) [469KB]

Dog ban PSPO - Hartfield Square map (PDF) [399KB]

Dog ban PSPO - Helen Gardens map (PDF) [343KB]

Dog ban PSPO - Holly Place map (PDF) [360KB]

Dog ban PSPO - Jerome Close map (PDF) [365KB]

Dog ban PSPO - Macmillan Drive map (PDF) [473KB]

Dog ban PSPO - Mulberry Close map (PDF) [543KB]

Dog ban PSPO - Oak Tree Lane map (PDF) [372KB]

Dog ban PSPO - Old Town Rec map (PDF) [502KB]

Dog ban PSPO - Palesgate Way map (PDF) [593KB]

Dog ban PSPO - Princes Park map (PDF) [651KB]

Dog ban PSPO - Priory Road map (PDF) [305KB]

Dog ban PSPO - Roselands Rec map (PDF) [667KB]

Dog ban PSPO - Samoa Way map (PDF) [379KB]

Dog ban PSPO - Seaside Rec map (PDF) [669KB]

Dog ban PSPO - Sevenoaks map (PDF) [466KB]

Dog ban PSPO - Shinewater Park map (PDF) [359KB]

Dog ban PSPO - Sovereign Park picnic area map (PDF) [498KB]

Dog ban PSPO - Sovereign Skate Park map (PDF) [197KB]

Dog ban PSPO - Tugwell Park map (PDF) [328KB]

Dog ban PSPO - Victoria Gardens map (PDF) [695KB]

Dog ban PSPO - Wartling Road map (PDF) [340KB]

Dog ban PSPO - Wish Tower to Pier map (PDF) [884KB]

Eastbourne Public Consumption of Alcohol PSPO

Applying all year round

Amendment Order Consumption of Alcohol (PDF) [305KB]

Eastbourne street drinking map (PDF) [1MB]

Anti-social driving PSPO

Following a consultation in 2022, Eastbourne Borough Council has introduced a PSPO to tackle anti-social driving in Eastbourne.

The PSPO sets out a list of prohibited activities most commonly identified in reports of anti-social driving. These include the revving of engines, rapid acceleration, racing, excessive noise from vehicles, and off-road activity on public land.

As a result of the consultation the order will come into effect from 1 April to 31 October, each year, beginning in October 2022.

The order prohibits these activities in 'restricted areas' - locations where issues of anti-social driving have been reported most frequently.

From 27 November 2017 public spaces protection orders (PSPO) were put in place along the seafront and in a number of parks and open spaces across Eastbourne. These PSPOs have now been extended to November 2023.

Following a public consultation in 2017 the public walkways in Sovereign Harbour Marina were also added to the scope of the PSPOs.

Anti-Social Driving PSPO for Eastbourne (PDF) [1MB]