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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. 

In November of 2017 we introduced two PSPOs relating to the Lewes district and four relating to the Eastbourne borough. These lasted for three years and, following a public consultation earlier in 2020, the council has extended the duration of these orders by three years. The new orders will be in place until November 2023.

Both the original PSPOs and the amended orders can be downloaded below.

On 27 November 2017 two public spaces protection orders were introduced in Lewes district. These PSPOs have now been extended until November 2023.

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.

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.  

Locations

The PSPOs are in place in the following public areas. The boundaries of the restricted areas are shown on the maps below: 

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.

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.

Locations

The PSPOs are in place in the following public areas. The boundaries of the restricted areas are shown on the maps at the bottom of the page.

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

Eastbourne Dog Fouling PSPO:

This PSPO applies all year round (please see map below).

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

Eastbourne Public Consumption of Alcohol PSPO

Applying all year round (please see map below).

Dog ban PSPO - Devonshire Park map

Dog ban PSPO - Devonshire Park map
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Created: 03 November 2017
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