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Public Space Protection Orders

Public Space Protection Orders deter nuisance behaviour in relation to public alcohol consumption and dog control. These can be enforced by our own officers or by the police.

PSPOs relating to alcohol are in force in areas of: Whitehaven town centre, Hensingham, Kells, Cleator Moor, Distington, Egremont, Frizington and Millom.

The orders give our Enforcement Officers and the police powers to issue fixed penalty notices to people caught drinking alcohol or causing anti-social behaviour in these areas.

Alcohol drinkers can be forced to surrender alcohol or pay a fine of up to £100.

Dog control PSPOs exclude dogs from some specific areas such as playgrounds and recreation areas, or require dogs to be on leads at all times in certain places.

Officers also have the power to request that dogs are put on leads to avoid them being a nuisance. The orders apply to specific areas in or around; Seascale, Cleator Moor, Beckermet, Whitehaven, Moresby, St Bees, Silecroft, Seascale, Parton, Netherwasdale, Calderbridge, Hensingham, Haverigg, Greenbank, Distington, Kells, Frizington, Egremont, Millom, Cleator, Moor Row, Lowca, Gosforth, Kirksanton, Whicham, Kirkland, Bootle, Keekle, Ravenglass and Bigrigg.