Public Spaces Protection Orders

Closed 18 Aug 2023

Opened 31 Jul 2023


Sutton Council is proposing to renew all its 17 Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs) across the borough.

Public Spaces Protection Orders were introduced under the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime, and Policing Act 2014. They are aimed at addressing and preventing activities that impact on the quality of life in our public spaces. These Orders help maintain the safety and enjoyment of these shared areas across Sutton.

Anti-social behaviour related to street drinking is a significant public concern. Persistent or continuous anti-social behaviour committed in public places can have a detrimental effect on local residents and communities. PSPOs are an effective way of tackling this issue. They allow authorised people to tackle street drinking on the spot in a visible way, and help to improve public confidence. 

The PSPOs in Sutton have proven to be effective in combating alcohol-related anti-social behaviour and nuisance associated with the consumption of alcohol. That’s why the Council is now proposing to renew all the existing PSPOs and continue the restrictions on drinking alcohol in public where it causes a nuisance to others.  

Since the existing Orders were made, there is no record of any adverse impact on the community and there have been no complaints from residents that the Orders have had any harmful effects.

For more information on the 17 areas being renewed, please click on the link below: 

You can now give your views on whether to renew the existing Public Spaces Protection Orders by completing our short survey. You have until 18 August to have your say.

If you have any comments and questions about this consultation, please contact the Safer Sutton Partnership Team via email at


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