Extending the Town Centre Public Spaces Protection Order

Extending the Town Centre Public Spaces Protection Order

This consultation has now closed. Thank you to everyone who took part and for sharing your feedback. Responses will now be reviewed and analysed and wherever possible and practicable, will be published on the website within 12 weeks of the end of the consultation.

Previous information:

Since 2017 a Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) was introduced to Chesterfield Town Centre. This was extended in 2020 and the council is aiming to extend the duration of this PSPO.

Residents, businesses and community groups were asked to have their say on the proposed extension to this PSPO. If approved the PSPO would remain active until 2026.

The PSPO requires anyone drinking to hand over alcohol opened or unopened. The rules also:

  • ban positioning or occupying any tent or other temporary structure without the landowner’s permission
  • ban any activity or behaviour causing nuisance, alarm, harassment or distress to any other person
  • ban loitering around cash machines, shopping centre entrances, shop entrances or car park ticket and payment machines for the purposes of begging
  • ban urinating or defecating other than in a facility specifically designed for such use – ie in public toilets
  • ban leaving unattended any personal effects or belongings or any other material or paraphernalia. 

The consultation closed on 15 November 2023.

Last updated on 08 December 2023