Decision details

Extension of Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) Related Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPO's)

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


The existing ASB-Related Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPO) for West Dorset (Dorchester, Bridport, West Bay and Lyme Regis) are due to expire on 23rd April 2021 and the Weymouth & Portland PSPO is due to expire on 20th August 2021.  A 12-month extension to the Orders is being sought to enable appropriate consultation and development of new Order(s) to effectively address ASB. The extension proposal has the support of Dorset Police and the relevant Town Councils.




That the extension of the West Dorset and Weymouth & Portland  Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) related Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPO’s) to 22 April 2022 and 19 August 2022 respectively, be approved.


Reason for the decision


(i)         To comply with legislative requirements

(ii)        To ensure openness and transparency in the Council’s decision making and to ensure that those persons affected by ASB continue to be afforded the protection provided by the Orders.



Report author: John Newcombe

Publication date: 07/04/2021

Date of decision: 06/04/2021

Decided at meeting: 06/04/2021 - Cabinet

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