Decision details

Extension of the Public Space Protection Order (PSPO)-Bedminster

Decision Maker: Executive Director: People (DCS)

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The current Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) runs from 20th October 2017 until 20th October 2020. Under the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 Revised: August 2019 PSPOs can remain in place for up to 3 years. They can be reviewed and extended, or allowed to lapse. They can also have the area extended and further conditions applied.
The Bedminster PSPO restriction states, ‘No person in the Restricted Area shall be in possession of any opened or unsealed bottle or container of alcohol’.
Consultation with the police, and the general public indicate that the presence of a PSPO assisted:
•in the general management of the area; and
•in reducing the fear of crime.


To extend the Bedminster PSPO for a further 3 years in its present form. The extended PSPO duration will run until 20th October 2023.

Alternative options considered:

To allow the PSPO to lapse and to be no longer in effect.

Publication date: 05/10/2020

Date of decision: 23/09/2020