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Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs)

Find out about the public space protection orders in place in the borough

Inconsiderate and inappropriate vehicle use

Following a consultation, we've introduced a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) to restrict inappropriate and inconsiderate vehicle use causing vehicle-related anti-social behaviour.

The order came into force on 2 April 2019, initially for a period of three years.

Restrictions within the order include:

  • driving at excessive speed
  • sudden and/or repeated acceleration and deceleration
  • street racing
  • stunts (including, but not limited to, doughnutting, handbrake turns, drifting, and burnouts)
  • continuous engine revving while stationary
  • unnecessary use of the horn
  • amplified music
  • littering from a vehicle
  • threatening, abusive or intimidating language or behaviour associated with vehicle use

Failure to comply with the PSPO could result in a fixed penalty notice of £80 or a court summons. Police and other authorised personnel will be able to issue fixed penalty notices.

View PSPO on vehicle use

Alcohol PSPOs

Alcohol consumption can cause alcohol related anti-social behaviour in public. It can have an adverse effect on the quality of life of those in the locality. This has been noticed in the areas of:

  • King's Lynn
  • Hunstanton
  • Downham Market

Alcohol related anti-social behaviour is often enough to warrant restrictions. The PSPOs explain the restrictions we've put in place within the area.

Please note; these orders do not place an automatic ban on consuming alcohol within the zones. But they place a restriction on consumption where it's causing, or is likely to cause, alcohol related disorder. 

View our alcohol PSPOs

You can view the orders below:

View alcohol public space protection orders

Other PSPOs

The Public Spaces Protection Order (Control of Dogs) 2015 places controls on dog fouling, requiring dogs to be on leads, or banning dogs in certain parts of the borough. You can find out more on our dog issues page.

Our enforcement policy

To find out about enforcement action, please view our corporate enforcement policy.