Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs)
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- Alcohol Control Public Spaces Protection Orders
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Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs) are intended to deal with nuisance or anti-social behaviour in a particular area that is detrimental to the local community’s quality of life. The orders impose conditions on the use of that area which apply to everyone so residents, businesses and visitors to the borough can use and enjoy our public spaces and be safe from anti-social behaviour.
The Public Spaces Protection Orders below replaced the Designated Public Place Orders (also known as Alcohol Control Zones) and Dog Control Orders.
It is not an offence to drink alcohol in a public place in Haringey. However, it is an offence to fail to comply with a request to cease drinking or surrender alcohol within the boundary of the PSPO. A person guilty of an offence is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 2 on the standard scale (£500), or a Fixed Penalty Notice of £100. If alcohol is confiscated, it can be disposed of by the person who confiscates it.
If the Fixed Penalty Notice is paid within the required timescale no further action will be taken. Failure to pay within this time may result in prosecution for breach of the order.
The Order can be enforced by police officers, Community Support Officers (PCSOs) and authorised persons representing the London Borough of Haringey.
These orders remain in force for a period of three years.
Public Space PSPOs and maps
- Bounds Green Ward Public Space Protection Order (PDF 146KB)
- Bruce Grove Ward Public Space Protection Order (PDF 111KB)
- Harringay Ward Public Space Protection Order (PDF 11KB)
- Noel Park Ward Public Space Protection Order (PDF 134KB)
- Northumberland Park Ward Public Space Protection Order (PDF 135KB)
- St Ann’s Ward Public Space Protection Order (PDF 137KB)
- Seven Sisters Ward Public Space Protection Order (PDF 129KB)
- Tottenham Green Ward Public Space Protection Order (PDF 134KB)
- Tottenham Hale Ward Public Space Protection Order (PDF 146KB)
- West Green Ward Public Space Protection Order (PDF 110KB)
- Woodside Ward Public Space Protection Order (PDF 132KB)
We recognise that the vast majority of dog owners are, responsible and respectful to their local community, however, we receive complaints from residents about dog fouling and the behaviour of some dogs. The prohibitions have been designed to be as simple as possible, giving clarity and outlining expectations.
Well behaved dogs can be walked or exercised freely off lead in all large parks (over half a hectare). This promotes healthy exercise for dogs and takes into consideration the needs of the borough's dog owners and the welfare of dogs.
The Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) covers five areas of dog control:
Dog fouling of land
If a dog defecates at any time on land to which this order applies, and the person in charge of the dog at that time fails to remove the faeces from the land forthwith, that person shall be guilty of an offence. A person in charge of a dog must have and produce on request the appropriate means to pick up dog faeces, not having a device for or other suitable means of removing the faeces, shall not be a reasonable excuse for failing to remove the faeces.This order applies to all land in Haringey and includes land and estates managed by Homes for Haringey.
Dogs on leads
A person in charge of a dog shall be guilty of an offence, if at the time, they fail to keep their dog on a lead not longer than 2.0 metres. This includes all public roads and footways, all public car parks, small areas of public land, cemeteries, green verges, ornamental gardens, parks and open spaces of less than half a hectare and all land and estates managed by Homes for Haringey. A list of land less than half a hectare can be found in the attachments.
Dogs on leads by direction
A person in charge of a dog on land to which this order applies must comply with a direction given to him by an authorised officer of the Authority to put and keep the dog on a lead. An authorised officer may only give a direction under this order if such restraint is reasonably necessary to prevent a nuisance or behaviour by the dog that is likely to cause annoyance or disturbance to any other person, or to a bird or another animal.
A person in charge of a dog must not take it into, or keep it within a specified or signed area. This includes fenced / enclosed children’s play areas and where there is a sign at its entrance(s) as a “dog exclusion area” (whether the sign uses those particular words or words and/or symbols having like effect) which is designated and marked for children’s play. Clear signage will be erected in these locations
Dogs (specified maximum)
Specifies a maximum number of dogs that can be taken onto land by one person. In Haringey the maximum number of dogs that can be walked by one person is six. This applies to any land to which is open to the air to which the public have access
If the person in charge of a dog fails to comply with the requirements of the order, they will be issued with £100 Fixed Penalty Notice and taken to court if the fine is not paid within the specified timeframe. A person guilty of an offence is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 3 on the standard scale (£1,000) unless:
- They have the consent from the owner, occupier or person in charge of the land, not to comply with the order
- They have a reasonable excuse for failing to comply, or
- They fall within one of the other exemptions within the order, such as the exemptions in the order for persons who are registered disabled and persons who have a registered assistance dog
Dog Control PSPO
These powers came into effect on the 20 October 2017, introduced under the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014.
The Public Space Protection Order will remain in force for three years.
ASB Enforcement Team - Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm:
- Tel: 020 8489 1335
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