Public Space Protection Order (PSPO)- Earl's Court

Closed 22 Feb 2024

Opened 9 Jan 2024


Following  concerns raised by residents in Earl's Court ward regarding the overall safety of the area, the Council is proposing to implement a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO). This measure is intended to address anti-social behaviors, enhance safety, and contribute to the overall improvement of the quality of life in Earl's Court ward.

Proposed PSPO Restrictions:

1. Use of illegal drugs or psychoactive substances

  • Prohibits preparing or using illegal drugs or psychoactive substances.
  • Requires immediate cessation and surrender of substances or paraphernalia.
  • Exemptions for lawful possession of psychoactive substances.

2. Littering 

  • Prohibits abandoning drug paraphernalia, bottles, cans, packets, etc., outside appropriate receptacles.

3. Street urination or defecation

  • Prohibits urinating or defecating in a place other than a serviced public convenience.

4. Consumption of alcohol in a public place

  • Prohibits consuming alcohol causing alarm, distress, or harassment.
  • Requires immediate cessation and surrender of alcohol or containers.

5. Loitering and refusing to leave an area

  • Prohibits loitering in a group causing intimidation, harassment, alarm, or distress.
  • Mandates leaving an area upon request by an authorised officer.

6. Aggressive begging

  • Prohibits aggressive begging for food, money, or other items.
  • Includes intimidation, repeated requests, or false information.

7. Bicycles and scooters

  • Prohibits riding on pavements within the protected area.
  • Allows pushing and walking alongside bikes or scooters.

Offences and Penalties

  • Offences under this Order may result in a fine not exceeding £1000.
  • Fixed penalty notices may be issued, offering the option to discharge liability with payment.




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Why your views matter

Your input on the proposed PSPO is crucial in shaping the proposed PSPO to align with the needs and safety concerns of residents. Your comments will contribute to enhancing the security and safety of the area.

If you have any queries, require a paper copy of the feedback survey, or require assistance in other languages, please contact the Community Safety team at or by phone on 020 7361 3000. 


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