Proposal to extend a Public Spaces Protection Order

Cheltenham Borough Council is consulting on a proposal to extend the existing Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) relating to alcohol consumption and dog controls (known as the Public Spaces (Cheltenham) Order 2017) for another three year period. There is no proposal to vary the Order itself, although this will be reviewed in consideration of consultation responses received.

This consultation will run until midnight on 29 May 2020.

Please see below for further information and how to respond with your views.

Existing PSPO - Public Spaces (Cheltenham) Order 2017

Justification for extension

The council proposes that an extension is necessary to prevent activity recurring from the consumption of alcohol in public places; dog control and dog fouling. The PSPO has been effective as a deterrent and also as an enforcement tool for council and police officers, when necessary. Without the PSPO, there would not be an effective mechanism for preventing or managing alcohol consumption and dog control (including fouling) in public spaces.

Complaint data for the three years that the current PSPO has been in force demonstrates both the impact and the continuing need for this Order:

Dog control complaints to Cheltenham Borough Council

Issue

2017-18

2018-19

2019-20

Fouling

74

71

41

Off lead/uncontrolled

5

9

18

Attacks

21

12

7

Alcohol consumption in public spaces - complaints to Gloucestershire Police

2017-18

2018-19

2019-20

26

27

11

How to participate

If you wish to respond to the consultation with your views about whether this PSPO and its conditions should be extended for a further three year period, you can do so by:

  • Sending us an email at: pspo-consultations@cheltenham.gov.uk
  • Contacting us in writing: FAO Solace, Cheltenham Borough Council, Municipal Offices, Promenade, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 9SA.

Please submit your response by midnight on 29 May 2020. 

Consultation responses will be summarised on this website and will be considered by the council in its determination of whether or not to extend this PSPO.