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Public Spaces Protection Order

Middlesbrough Mayor Andy Preston is introducing a Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) from 26 November 2019 for the TS1 area of Middlesbrough.

Public Spaces Protection Orders are one of the tools designed to stop individuals or groups of individuals committing anti-social behaviour in a public space. Find out more about PSPOs.

A copy of the PSPO Order is also available to view.

The PSPO measures will build on the recent boost to the number of Street Wardens equipped with body-worn cameras, and an increase in the number of fixed penalty notices (FPNs) issued for a range of offences.

In June 2019 we collected your views on crime and anti-social behaviour in the TS1 area of Middlesbrough. We also asked whether you would support the introduction of a PSPO.  At that point 95% of the responses said they were concerned to some extent about crime and anti-social behaviour in the TS1 area and the majority of responses expressed support for the introduction of a PSPO.

We then carried out formal consultation with residents, businesses, partners and visitors to the town on introducing the Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) in the TS1 area.  This consultation took place from 22 July 2019 to 18 September 2019.

There were over 800 responses submitted to the consultation. Of those responses, over 60% of those who took part in the consultation lived in the TS1 area and 97% of respondents stated that they either lived or worked in Middlesbrough.

We asked about the levels of concern about anti-social behaviour in the TS1 area and 98% of respondents said they had some level of concern and 63% said they were very concerned.  Just under 1% said they were not at all concerned about anti-social behaviour in the TS1 area.

The responses showed an overwhelming support for a PSPO in the TS1 area, with over 94% of respondents saying they would support the introduction of a PSPO in TS1.

The Public Spaces Protection Order is now due to come into force in the TS1 area from 26 November. Read the full news story about the introduction of the PSPO.