Thetford Public Spaces Protection Order Consultation

Have your say on renewal of the Thetford Public Spaces Protection Order

Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPO) are part of the Antisocial Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014. They are centred on improving and protecting the local area for the people living in or visiting Thetford by imposing conditions on the use specified areas that have been identified as having a detrimental effect to the local community's quality of life.

The Council proposes to renew its PSPO in Thetford to prohibit the following activities within the designated areas:  View map (PDF) [514KB] (opens new window)

  1. Consumption of alcohol in a public place within the designated area
  2. Urination and defecation in a public place within the designated area
  3. Use of a bicycle, skateboard or scooter in a pedestrian zone within the designated area

The orders have resulted in the Council and Police being able to deal effectively with a wide range of complaints, by using the orders to prevent further low-level disorder. The Council are proposing to extend the existing orders for a further 3-year period until December 2026.

Whether you live, work or are just visiting Thetford, this is an opportunity for you to offer your feedback, thoughts and questions relating to this proposal.  All opinions are valued in helping shape the future of our towns.  Consultation will run between 25 September 2023 to 27 October 2023.

Detailed information on the existing orders is available on our website.

How to let us have your views

You are able to complete on our online questionnaire using the link below

Have your say online

Last updated: 26/09/2023 09:00:40