Public spaces protection orders

Powers to create PSPOs came into force in October 2014. The Orders replace Designated Public Place Orders (DPPOs), Gating Orders and Dog Control Orders. 

PSPO Maps

If you would like a copy of the Salisbury PSPO Map please contact: publicprotectionwest@wiltshire.gov.uk.

Consultation - Downton and Redlynch Public Spaces Protection Order Consultation (PSPO) DRAFT

A new Public Spaces Protection Order is proposed for the parishes of Downton and Redlynch to deal with the following anti-social behaviour issues that have been bought to the council's attention.

It covers the use of catapults, slingshots or similar items capable of launching a projectile which could harm or damage.

The proposed order is as follows:

ANTI-SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR, CRIME AND POLICING ACT 2014

THE ANTI-SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR, CRIME AND POLICING ACT 2014 (PUBLICATION OF PUBLIC SPACES PROTECTION ORDERS) REGULATIONS 2014

WILTSHIRE COUNCIL (PUBLIC SPACES PROTECTION ORDER) (No. 1) 2022

  1. This Order may be cited as the Wiltshire Council (Public Spaces Protection Order) (No.1) Order 2022.  The council considers that (a) activities carried on in a public place within the authority's area have had a detrimental effect on the quality of life of those in the locality, or (b) it is likely that activities will be carried on in a public place within that area and that they will have such an effect; (c) the effect, or likely effect, of the activities is, or is likely to be, of a persistent or continuing nature and is, or is likely to be, such as to make the activities unreasonable.
  2. In this Order "authorised person" means a Police Officer or other person who has been authorised by Wiltshire Police or the council. The area to which the Order shall apply is in Downton and Redlynch; it is referred to as the 'restricted area' and, more specifically, is shown edged in red on the plan accompanying this Order. 

In the restricted area a person commits an offence if without reasonable excuse he or she does any of the following:

a) Possesses a catapult, slingshot or similar item  capable of launching a missile that could cause harm or damage to a person, animal or property.  This does not preclude the powers of the police with regard to an item recognised in law as an offensive weapon;

b) Fails to surrender any catapult, slingshot or similar item capable of launching a projectile in their possession when asked to do so by an authorised person.

c) Possesses stones, ball bearings, pellets or similar item(s) capable of being launched as a projectile, by a catapult, slingshot or similar item or by manual force, that could cause harm or damage to a person, animal or property.

d) Fails to surrender any stones, ball bearings, pellets or similar item(s) capable of being launched as a missile by a catapult, slingshot or similar item when asked to do so by an authorised person.

The consultation runs until 15 June 2022.

Downton and Redlynch Public Spaces Protection Order Consultation

View the  Downton and Redlynch parish map (PDF) [18MB] (opens new window)

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