Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs)

Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPOs) were introduced in 2014 under the 2014 Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act. They sit amongst a broad range of powers and tools to help tackle anti-social behaviour locally. PSPOs are specifically aimed at ensuring public spaces can be enjoyed free from anti-social behaviour. The orders deal with specific nuisances or problems, in a defined area, that are "detrimental to the community‚Äôs quality of life" under the guidance and details of the Act. This is achieved by imposing conditions on the use of a defined area which applies to everyone. 

Brackley Gate PSPO

Following consultation a PSPO for Brackley Gate comes into effect on August 27 2021. This will be for three years unless extended by further orders. The order has been made under the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014.

The council makes this order because anti-social behaviour, namely the anti-social use of motor vehicles, motor cycles and fly-tipping, in areas accessed from the restricted area has had a detrimental effect on the quality of live of those in the locality. The effect of this is likely to be of a persistent nature as to make this unreasonable, and justifies the restrictions imposed by this order.

The order relates to land shown in the map by a red line (jpeg).

By this order

  1. Except as provided in paragraph 7 any person travelling by motor vehicle or motor cycle, as defined under section 185 of the Road Traffic Act 1988, quad bike or mini moto, shall cease shall cease to have the right to use as public right of way at all times on each on each and every day any part of the highway in the restricted area.
  2. This order authorises the installation, operation and maintenance of barriers for enforcing the restriction. Any person using the barriers to gain access to or from the restricted area shall ensure that the barriers are closed and locked immediately after use.
  3.  The responsibility for the maintenance of the barriers in the restricted area will lie with Erewash Borough Council, Town Hall, Ilkeston Derbyshire.
  4. The alternative route for people affected by the prohibition under this order is shown in blue on the map.
  5. The council is satisfied that the conditions set out in sections 59, 64 and 71 of the Act have been fulfilled and that it is, in all the circumstances, expedient to make this order for the purposes of reducing anti-social behaviour in the restricted area.
  6. If any interested person desires to question the validity of this order on the grounds that the council had no power to make it or that any requirement of the Act has not been complied with in relation to this order, he or she may apply to the High Court within six weeks from the date on which the order is made.

  7. Exemptions

Nothing in the order will apply to:

  1. A person who occupies any of the premises adjoining or adjacent to the restricted area;
  2. A person whose only means of access to a dwelling is via the restricted area;
  3. A person whose only or principal means of access to premises used for business or recreational purposes is via the restricted area to be allowed access during periods when the premises are normally used for those purposes.
  4. The Police, Fire and Ambulance Service acting in pursuance of their statutory powers or duties.
  5. The council undertaking a statutory duty under or in connection with maintenance work or other function of the council.
  6. Any statutory undertaker, provider of gas, electricity, water services or communications provider requiring access to their apparatus located in the restricted area.

8. Penalty

Any person, who, without reasonable excuse, fails to comply with the requirements of this order commits an offence under the section 67 of the Act and shall be liable, on summary conviction, to a fine not exceeding level 3 on the standard scale. Alternatively, a constable or authorised person may issue a fixed penalty notice to anyone he or she has reason to believe has committed an offence under section 67.

Council seal and signature of Brendon Morris, head of law and corporate governance.



Current PSPOs


Areas covered

Behaviour concernedOrder madeOrder expiresTeam responsiblePDF of signed order (includes map)Map of area covered by alcohol consumption restriction

Ilkeston Town Centre (including Rutland Sports Park and Gordon Street Playing Field)


Long Eaton Town Centre (including West Park, Dockholme Lock and Petersham Green)

Alcohol consumption in a public place

October 2020

October 2023

Community Safety This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Email our community safety team for a copy.

Opens Ilkeston Town Centre interactive map


Opens Long Eaton Town Centre interactive map

BoroughwideDog foulingDecember 2020December 2023

Neighbourhood Warden Service 

Public space protection (control of dogs) order. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for a copy of any of these orders.

All gated and fenced Childrens play areasDogs excludedDecember 2020December 2023Neighbourhood Warden Service Public space protection (control of dogs) order.Request a copy from our neighbourhood wardens.
All cemeteriesDogs must be on a leadDecember 2020December 2023Neighbourhood Warden ServicePublic space protection (control of dogs) order. Request a copy from our neighbourhood wardens.