Consultation on an anti-social driving PSPO for Eastbourne

We are inviting views on a proposed Public Spaces Protection Order to tackle anti-social driving in Eastbourne. Sussex Police and local residents have identified anti-social driving as an issue of concern in particular areas of the borough.

What is a Public Spaces Protection Order?

Local authorities have the power to introduce Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs) to tackle anti-social behaviour, under legislation set out in section 59 of the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014. 

Eastbourne Borough Council has a number of PSPOs currently in place setting out controls on dog fouling and the consumption of alcohol in the town centre. Many other local authorities across England have put PSPOs in place to help control aspects of anti-social driving. 

How would the PSPO help tackle anti-social driving?

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

The order would prohibit these activities in ‘restricted areas’ - those locations where issues of anti-social driving have been reported most often.  

The order would be active between the 1st April and 31st October, each year. This is in-line with when the issues are most prevalent.

Download a copy of the proposed PSPO in PDF format

Where are the ‘Restricted Areas’ listed in the order? 

Those roads where anti-social behaviour has been most frequently reported, namely: 

  • Beachy Head Road
  • Prince William Parade
  • Royal Parade
  • Marine Parade
  • Grand Parade
  • King Edwards Parade
  • Dukes Drive
  • Upper Dukes Drive
  • Warren Hill
  • Stretches of East Dean Road
  • Seaside
  • Seaside Road
  • Lottbridge Drove

Download a map of the Restrict Areas

How would the proposed PSPO be enforced?

A person found in breach of the order can be issued with a Fixed Penalty Notice, and persistent offenders can be prosecuted by the council for breach of the PSPO. Any person found guilty is liable on summary conviction to a fine of up to £1000.  

Have your say

The consultation will remain open until 5pm on Monday 25 April 2022.

We have provided an online survey to help you structure your feedback:

Take the consultation survey

Alternatively you can send your comments in writing to communitysafety@lewes-eastbourne.gov.uk or Customer First, Town Hall, Grove Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex. BN21 4UG

To request copies of the consultation information in a different language or format including paper copies please email CustomerFirst@lewes-eastbourne.gov.uk