City Centre Public Spaces Protection Order

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Everyone wants a safe and inviting city centre and Sheffield is working to make sure that its city centre is the very best that it can be, so that local residents and visitors always have positive experiences when they visit.

In the centre of Sheffield, ambitious and exciting plans are coming to fruition and taking shape, all adding to the rich experience that visitors should expect when they visit the city.

Like all major towns and cities, Sheffield does see some unacceptable behaviour in the city centre, and the Council wants to consult with the public about whether or not it should make a Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) in Sheffield City Centre to help address these issues.

PSPOs are designed to stop individuals or groups of individuals committing anti-social behaviour in a public space.

The aim of the proposed PSPO is to help address issues which can contribute to anti-social behaviour such as drinking alcohol in public, using drugs, and urinating in public.

They can be enforced by issuing Penalty Notices to those found breaking PSPO rules. However, the Council will work with our partners to ensure there is a joined-up approach which is fair, proportionate, reasonable, and uses all options available to address the anti-social behaviour.

Councils are required to consult with the public, along with relevant organisations and stakeholders, before making a PSPO and we would like to hear your views.

The purpose of this consultation is to seek views on:
a) whether or not people have experienced anti-social behaviour in the city centre
b) whether or not the Council should introduce a PSPO, and
c) what people think of the draft PSPO.

If you are responding on behalf of an organisation, please note this in question one and provide further details about the organisation. In general, we will expect one response from someone authorised to represent that organisation, but everyone can, and is encouraged to, take part in the survey in a personal capacity.

Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey. It should take about 5 minutes to complete.

This consultation closes on Monday 25th March 2024.

Publishing/Privacy Statement

Results of the consultation will be published on the Have Your Say Web Page and may be shared with our stakeholders. We may choose to use your comments within a press release or online (social media or website). Your responses will be anonymous, we do not require your name or contact details. Privacy Policy | Have Your Say Sheffield



Everyone wants a safe and inviting city centre and Sheffield is working to make sure that its city centre is the very best that it can be, so that local residents and visitors always have positive experiences when they visit.

In the centre of Sheffield, ambitious and exciting plans are coming to fruition and taking shape, all adding to the rich experience that visitors should expect when they visit the city.

Like all major towns and cities, Sheffield does see some unacceptable behaviour in the city centre, and the Council wants to consult with the public about whether or not it should make a Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) in Sheffield City Centre to help address these issues.

PSPOs are designed to stop individuals or groups of individuals committing anti-social behaviour in a public space.

The aim of the proposed PSPO is to help address issues which can contribute to anti-social behaviour such as drinking alcohol in public, using drugs, and urinating in public.

They can be enforced by issuing Penalty Notices to those found breaking PSPO rules. However, the Council will work with our partners to ensure there is a joined-up approach which is fair, proportionate, reasonable, and uses all options available to address the anti-social behaviour.

Councils are required to consult with the public, along with relevant organisations and stakeholders, before making a PSPO and we would like to hear your views.

The purpose of this consultation is to seek views on:
a) whether or not people have experienced anti-social behaviour in the city centre
b) whether or not the Council should introduce a PSPO, and
c) what people think of the draft PSPO.

If you are responding on behalf of an organisation, please note this in question one and provide further details about the organisation. In general, we will expect one response from someone authorised to represent that organisation, but everyone can, and is encouraged to, take part in the survey in a personal capacity.

Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey. It should take about 5 minutes to complete.

This consultation closes on Monday 25th March 2024.

Publishing/Privacy Statement

Results of the consultation will be published on the Have Your Say Web Page and may be shared with our stakeholders. We may choose to use your comments within a press release or online (social media or website). Your responses will be anonymous, we do not require your name or contact details. Privacy Policy | Have Your Say Sheffield



  • Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey.  Your views will help us consider whether or not a Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) should be made in Sheffield City Centre.


    On 29th January 2024 the Communities, Parks and Leisure Policy Committee formally approved the Council going out to consultation on whether a PSPO should be introduced in Sheffield City Centre. A copy of the report considered by the Committee including a copy of the draft PSPO is available here:

    Communities Parks and Leisure Committee Agenda Pack 29th January 2024 (the main PSPO report is on pages 31-59)


    You do not need to read the whole report to take part in this consultation. 


    Survey responses will be read and analysed by Council Officers.  The contact point if you have any questions about this consultation is the Anti-Social Behaviour Team: asb@sheffield.gov.uk 


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