Decision details

Implementation of Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) for Macclesfield

Decision Maker: Environment and Communities Committee

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To consider the the implementation of a Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) in Macclesfield in order to tackle areas of Anti-social behaviour.



Chris Allman, Head of Neighbourhood Services introduced the report to the Committee and invited any questions.

The Committee queried:

·         if any Public Space Protection Orders (PSPO) had been successful elsewhere in the borough and were advised that there had been one in Congleton that resulted in no reported instances; and

·         how drugs were taken into account in relation to PSPOs.  Laura Woodrow-Hirst, ASB and Community Enforcement Team Leader, advised the powers were only for alcohol removal, drugs would fall under the jurisdiction of the Police who could deal with drugs, offences under their powers.

Councillor Liz Braithwaite thanked everyone involved with the PSPOs in her capacity as Ward Member for Macclesfield Central.

RESOLVED (Unanimously):

That the proposed PSPO, be approved with a commencement date of 18th July 2022 and a duration of 3 years.

Report author: Chris Allman

Publication date: 05/07/2022

Date of decision: 01/07/2022

Decided at meeting: 01/07/2022 - Environment and Communities Committee

Effective from: 13/07/2022

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