PSPO for fly-posting and roadside adverts

We are currently consulting on views regarding the extension of the Fly Posting and Roadside Advertisements PSPO. You can read more about the consultation.

PSPOs are designed to make public spaces more welcoming.

They aim to deal with a nuisance or problem in a particular area that is detrimental to the local community’s quality of life.

They do this by imposing conditions on the use of that area which apply to everyone. The order can be used to deal with likely future problems.

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
  • behave in a threatening, abusive or aggressive manner

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.

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.

We have introduced two PSPOs in relation to the Creamfields Festival at Hylands Park. One covers an area around Hylands Park and the other an area in the City Centre.

The PSPOs will help control anti-social behaviour linked with psychoactive substances (including legal highs) and with ticket touting.

The Hylands Park area PSPO means you will get a fine if you:

  • have, or take psychoactive substances
  • sell tickets, wristbands, badges, or any other items that would allow unauthorised access to the Creamfields Festival
  • gain, or try to gain, unauthorised access to the Creamfields Festival with unauthorised tickets, wristbands, badges or any other item.

The city centre area PSPO means you will get a fine if you:

  • sell tickets, wristbands, badges, or any other items that would allow unauthorised access to the Creamfields Festival

You can view:

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

You will get a fine if you allow a dog to foul on any land the public has access to and don't remove it immediately.

The fine will be up to £1,000.

You can download and view the PSPO for dog fouling.

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.

We have covered Hylands Park with a PSPO related to dog walking.

The PSPO means that you cannot do the following and you may get a fine if you:

  • walk a dog off a lead in the area marked in orange hatch on the specified map
  • walk a dog off a lead after 9am on any day in the area marked in black hatch on the specified map
  • take your dog in the area marked in red on the specified map
  • walk five or more dogs at a time

This does not apply to assistance dogs.

The fine will be up to £1,000.

You can read the full details by downloading:

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

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