Public space protection order (PSPO)

A public space protection order (PSPO) is an order that identifies the public place and prohibits specified things being done in the restricted area.

Pigeons in Waterlooville

Following on from a public consultation Havant Borough Council has approved a public space protection order (PSPO) to prohibit the feeding of pigeons in Waterlooville precinct.  

The PSPO came into force in April 2018 and made it an offence for a person to feed pigeons within the designated area.

Full details and areas covered by the PSPO are included in the following document:

Dogs in Havant

The council is in the process of reviewing this order following consultation with residents and visitors to the borough.

Following on from a public consultation, supported by The Kennel Club and The Dogs Trust, Havant Borough Council has approved a public space protection order to update all of the existing dog byelaws into a single order.

Previous byelaws had differing levels of fines and didn’t include a power to issue fixed penalty notices.

The PSPO was mostly ‘new for old’ and dog owners in the borough are still required to clean up after their dogs wherever they are.

The seasonal Hayling Island beach restrictions are still in place as is the requirement for dogs not to be taken into enclosed children’s play areas.

The new PSPO also makes it an offence not to put a dog on a lead when ordered to by a Police Officer or an officer authorised by the council for that purpose.