Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs) can be made by the council to deal with a particular problem in an area that is detrimental to the local community’s quality of life. PSPOs impose conditions on the use of the area.

They are designed to ensure that public spaces can be enjoyed, safe from anti-social behaviour.

Failure to comply with this order is a criminal offence. Breach of a PSPO may lead to a £100 Fixed Penalty Notice. A person found guilty of such an offence is liable, on conviction, to a fine of £1,000.

Wirral Council is introducing temporary Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs) in two areas in the borough that have been affected by crime and anti-social behaviour from 14 September 2020. These include:

  • West Kirby beach and Cubbins Green
  • New Brighton Dips

West Kirby Beach and Cubbins Green PSPO/004

Wirral Council is introducing a temporary Public Spaces Protection Order for the West Kirby beach/Cubbins Green area.

This is in response to crime and anti-social behaviour in this area, which has increased dramatically recently. From April to July more than 120 complaints have been made to Merseyside Police.

This anti-social behaviour is a nuisance and annoyance to members of the public who visit and live in the area.

The two-year Public Spaces Protection Order for West Kirby beach/Cubbins Green gives the police and council stronger powers to tackle certain anti-social behaviours, which will in turn improve the quality of life for the majority of local people.

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New Brighton Dips PSPO/003

Wirral Council is introducing a temporary Public Spaces Protection Order for the area around New Brighton Dips.

This is in response to crime and anti-social behaviour in this area, which has increased dramatically recently. Between April and July earlier this year more than 110 complaints were made to Merseyside Police.

This anti-social behaviour is a nuisance and annoyance to members of the public who visit and live in the area.

The two-year Public Spaces Protection Order for New Brighton Dips gives the police and council stronger powers to tackle certain anti-social behaviours, which will in turn improve the quality of life for the majority of local people.

Anti-social behaviour could include groups acting in an intimidating manner, alcohol misuse, littering, use of nitrous oxide, urination or defecation in public areas and alcohol related disorders, including criminal damage and violence offences.

View the PSPO