Chelmsford City Council

Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs)

Chelmsford city centre

We have covered Chelmsford city centre with a PSPO.

The PSPO means that you will get a fine if you:

  • drink alcohol in a way that causes harassment, alarm, distress, nuisance or annoyance to other people

  • distribute free literature, unless it is for a religious, political or charitable reason
  • fly-post
  • put up an advertising board

The fine will be up to £1,000.

You can download and view the PSPO for Chelmsford city centre. You can also download a map showing the PSPO area in the city centre.


City centre car parks

We have introduced a PSPO to cover certain anti-social behaviour in some city centre car parks.

The PSPO means you will get a fine if you:

  • loiter within any stairwell, lift lobby area, parking deck and access or exit route
  • loiter by a car park ticket machine

The fine will be up to £1,000.

You can download and view the PSPO for city centre car parks.

 

Dog fouling

We have covered the whole the Chelmsford City Council area with a PSPO to prohibit dog fouling. 

The PSPO means that you will get a fine if you:

  • allow a dog to foul on any land the public has access to and then not remove it immediately

 The fine will be up to £1,000. 

You can download and view the PSPO for dog fouling.


Fly posting and roadside advertisements 

We have introduced a PSPO to prohibit fly posting and roadside advertisements. This covers the whole Chelmsford City Council area, except the part already covered by the City Centre PSPO.

The PSPO mean you will get a fine if you:

  • fly post
  • display advertisements on the roadside without the permission of the landowner

The fine will be up to £1,000.  

You can  download and view the PSPO fly posting and roadside advertisements.


Hylands Park

We have covered Hylands Park and the surrounding roads with a PSPO for 14 days from 14 August each year. 

The PSPO means that you will get if a fine if you:

  • have, or take, legal highs
  • sell tickets, wristbands, badges or any other items that would allow unauthorised access to the Rize Festival   
  • gain, or try to gain, unauthorised access to the Rize Festival with unauthorised tickets, wristbands, badges or any other item

The fine will be up to £1,000.

You can download and view the PSPO for Hylands Park. You can also download a map of Hylands Park showing the PSPO area.


Maps

You can view the city centre and Hylands PSPOs on a map to see what areas are covered.

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    Last updated: 01 July 2021

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