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

We are conducting a consultation to review the Public Spaces Protection Order relating to the feeding of pigeons in Waterlooville Town Centre.

The PSPO originally came into force in April 2018 and made it an offence for a person to feed pigeons within the designated area, after residents and businesses had raised complaints of pigeon mess in the precinct. This was extended in 2021 following public consultation.

Currently, anyone feeding the pigeons in this location is committing an offence and can receive a fixed penalty notice of £100.

In line with legislation, we are required to consult with residents, businesses and stakeholders every three years to review and consider the way forward for the PSPO.

More information on the current Order and areas covered by the PSPO are included in the following document:

Please submit your views on the public consultation for this PSPO.

This consultation will be open until Wednesday 25 October 2023.

If you are unable to complete this survey online, paper copies are available to collect from Waterlooville Library or Waterlooville Community Centre (with pre-paid envelopes to return to us) or you can complete this survey over the phone by contacting 023 9244 6019.

    Dogs in Havant

    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.

    The PSPO requires dog owners in the borough to clean up after their dogs wherever they are and dispose of the waste responsibly, it also enables officers to issue fixed penalty notices if a dog owner is not adhering to these rules.

    The PSPO also includes seasonal restrictions for dogs in the bathing area at Central Beachlands and details the exclusion of dogs from enclosed children’s play areas.

    Finally, the PSPO makes it an offence not to put a dog on a lead when instructed to by a Police Officer or an officer authorised by the council for that purpose.