Consultation begins on Town Centre’s Public Space Protection Order

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A summary of the feedback can be found here

The consultation will run for 28 days from Monday 14th August until Monday 11th September

The public is invited to submit its views on proposals to enforce a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) throughout the town centre.

If approved, the PSPO would cover the whole of the town centre public realm and last for three years.

The proposal aims to ensure people visiting or working in the town centre can go about their business without being subjected to activities that have a detrimental effect on their quality of life, including intimidating behaviour.

The move follows complaints from local residents and visitors about:

  • Persons urinating and defecating in places open to the air.
  • Persons taking intoxicating substances in places open to the air.
  • Persons being intoxicated and incapable.
  • Persons begging for money.
  • Persons Fly-posting.
  • Skateboards, scooters and other wheeled vehicles being used in pedestrian areas so as to cause nuisance and annoyance.
  • The stationing of advertising boards or other structures being used as such.
  • Persons being intimidating, verbally abusive, blocking access, aggressively shouting, swearing and fighting.

Anyone without reasonable excuse who fails to comply with the prohibitions or requirements imposed by the PSPO may be ordered to disperse, or may be issued a fixed penalty notice of £100, or may also be liable on summary conviction under Section 67 of the Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014 to a fine not exceeding Level 3 on the standard scale

Written representations about the proposed Order must be sent to: 


Safer Colchester Partnership, Colchester Borough Council, Rowan House, 33 Sheepen Road, Colchester, CO3 3WG by 11th September 2017.

Please note that any representations received may become available for public inspection.


Related Documents: 

Draft Public Space Protection Order For Consultation

Town Centre Public Space Protection Order Map of Restricted Area



You can listen to an audio version of the Draft Public Space Protection Order for the Consultation here.

Listen to an audio version of the List of Roads included in the Public Space Protection Order Restricted Area here.