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Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs)

As of 16 October 2017, all parks and open spaces are controlled by Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs). These orders impose various restrictions to dog control and other activities in our parks and open spaces. A PSPO is also in force around the BPAS Clinic on Rosslyn Road

PSPO around Rosslyn Road BPAS Clinic comes into force

Rosslyn Rd, Ravensbourne Rd, Riverdale Rd, Ellesmere Rd, Arlington Road and parts of St Margarets Rd and Richmond Road are controlled by a Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO).

This PSPO order (pdf, 224 KB) impose various restrictions to the following activities around the BPAS Clinic in Rosslyn Road:

  • Protesting, namely engaging in any act of approval or disapproval or attempted act of approval or disapproval, with respect to issues related to abortion services, by any means, including, without limitation, graphic, verbal or written means, and including, for the avoidance of doubt, any form of counselling or interaction with residents or BPAS clients on the street
  • Interfering or attempting to interfere, whether verbally or physically, with a BPAS client or member of staff
  • Intimidating or harassing, or attempting to intimidate or harass, a BPAS client or a member of staff
  • Recording or photographing a BPAS client or member of staff of the clinic whilst they are in the buffer zone; or
  • Displaying any text or images relating directly or indirectly to the termination of pregnancy

A person found to be in breach of the PSPO by a police officer will be liable to a fine of up to £80.

Other PSPOs

Parks and open spaces are also controlled by Public Spaces Protection Orders. These orders impose various restrictions on dog control and other activities in our parks and open spaces.

Find out more about parks and open spaces.

Updated: 20 July 2021