Proposed borough wide Public Spaces Protection Order consultation

Consultation on our proposals for a Haringey borough wide public spaces protection order.

Proposed borough wide Public Spaces Protection Order consultation

Public Spaces Protection Orders

A public spaces protection order (PSPO) is used to control behaviour that is either having or is likely to have, a harmful effect on a local community’s quality of life.

A PSPO puts conditions or restrictions on an area which apply to everyone. It can be enforced by the police, council enforcement officers or any other authorised officers.

Fines of £100 can be issued to anyone who breaches a PSPO. If the fine is not paid, we can take further action with a maximum fine of £1,000.

A PSPO helps to make public areas safe from anti-social behaviour (ASB) so they can be enjoyed by everyone.

PSPOs can be in force for 3 years from the date they are implemented. Any extensions, changes to the PSPO area or additional restrictions will require further consultation.

Current PSPOs in Haringey

A borough-wide PSPO is currently in operation for dog control, to tackle dog fouling and problematic dog behaviour.

We also have 11 Alcohol Control PSPOs for areas falling within specific wards.

Read more about the current Haringey PSPOs:

All existing PSPOs in Haringey will end on 30 April 2025, presenting an opportunity for the council to consider introducing new PSPOs.

What we are proposing

We have utilised the use of PSPOs to tackle behaviours such as poor dog control and street drinking since 2017.

An initial co-design consultation with residents and other stakeholders took place during January 2024.

The PSPO co-design project hosted workshops and an online survey to find out your priorities for PSPOs. This collaborative effort built on local intelligence gathered by our team and aligns with statutory requirements.

The overwhelming feedback from the co-design process is:

  • the support for a borough wide PSPO to tackle issues of displacement
  • to consider addressing a wider range of behaviours that negatively impacts residents’ quality of life

We collated the online survey and workshop outputs along with a data-led evidence base to create recommendations for a borough wide PSPO proposal.

This new proposed order will allow us to impose restrictions and conditions across the whole of Haringey. You can read more about these in the draft order and our frequently asked questions (FAQs) document.

Have your say

We are seeking your views on our proposal to implement a borough wide Public Spaces Protection Order. Your insights are vital in helping us address anti-social behaviour and shaping a safer, more vibrant Haringey.

Let's work together to create a safer and more harmonious community. 

Please take the time to read our FAQs document and then give us your views on our proposal by completing the online survey.

Complete the survey

This consultation ends on Monday 17 June 2024.

You will also be able to pick up a hard copy of the survey form at one of our workshops or email us to request a survey.

Contact us if you would like us to come to speak to your groups or organisation about this proposal.


We are also holding a series of pop-up events:

  • Thursday 9 May 2024, 2pm to 4pm – Marcus Garvey Library
  • Friday 10 May 2024, 10am to 12 noon – Wood Green Library
  • Thursday 16 May 2024, 3pm to 5pm – Hornsey Library
  • Monday 20 May 2024, 2pm to 4pm – Northumberland Park Resource Centre, 177 Park Lane, N17 0HJ