Public Spaces Protection Order

A new scheme aimed at cracking down on street drinking and other anti-social behaviours in Spalding town centre has been launched. A public spaces protection order is an order that identifies the public place and prohibits specified things being done in the restricted area and/or requires specified things to be done by persons carrying on specified activities in that area.


A Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) has been set up by South Holland District Council, signs are up promoting the initiative within the designated area.

The order has been introduced to improve the quality of life of those living, working and visiting the area which covers from St Thomas's Road north to West Elloe Avenue and from the railway station east to Commercial Road.

The following activities are offences within the PSPO:

  • Failure to comply with an officer's request to stop drinking alcohol in a public space
  • Spitting saliva or any other product on to the ground
  • Dropping litter
  • Urinating or defecating

The PSPO replaces the previous Designated Public Place Order (DPPO) in the town centre, which resulted in a decrease in the number of reported street drinking incidents since 2014.

The new law does not allow for a complete ban on drinking alcohol in a public place, the offence is failing to comply with an officer's request to stop drinking within a PSPO area.

For more details please contact the Community Safety Team on 01775 761161 or email:

View the Icon for pdf Public Services Protection order [1.23MB] sign and map.