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Public Space Protection Order consultation

Published on 18 December 2020

Public Space Protection Order consultation

A consultation on a draft Public Space Protection Order for Carlisle is now underway.

The Carlisle City Council legal order aims to Keep Carlisle Clean and maintain the quality of the district’s environment and green spaces so that everyone can enjoy living, working in and visiting Carlisle.

To help the council achieve this, they want to put measures in place to deter anti-social behaviour whilst continuing to ensure that appropriate support is in place to protect some of the most vulnerable people in Carlisle.

The draft Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) updates the existing Order brought into place in 2018.

The PSPO provides wide ranging and flexible powers to help tackle anti-social and nuisance behaviour.  The order does not focus on individuals or properties; rather they focus on the identified problem behaviour in a specific location and impose restrictions on behaviour that apply to everyone in that locality. Breach of a PSPO without a reasonable excuse or exemption is an offence.

The proposed content for the revised PSPO has been developed through discussion with key partners

Cllr Elizabeth Mallinson, Portfolio holder for Communities, Health and Wellbeing, said:

“As part of the Local Environmental Crime, Action and Enforcement Strategy, we are committed to maintaining a clean and safe environment for everyone. This commitment recognises our statutory responsibility to keep the streets and local environment clean and free of litter, dog fouling, fly-tipping and to deal with other local environmental quality issues including working with a range of partners to tackle anti-social behaviour. 

“This as a shared responsibility that cannot be achieved without the support of the people of Carlisle, visitors and local business in taking responsibility for their own actions.” 

The deadline for public consultation responses is Friday 22 January 2021. Subject to consultation, it would come into effect from March 2021 for the following three years.

Find out more and to give your views, visit


As part of a review of alleygates in Carlisle, we are asking the views of residents.

If the lane at the rear of your property has an alleygate, please take part in our online survey:

Please respond before Friday 22 January


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