Public Space Protection Orders

In 2014 the Antisocial Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014 introduced a new power, enabling Local Authorities to declare Public Space Protection Orders to promote responsible behaviour and restrict behaviour that is Anti-Social in our parks and other open spaces. 

Any behaviour can be restricted on any land, which is publically accessible with or without payment. There is no longer prescribed wording allowing a more flexible approach to their declaration which must be proportionate and aimed at addressing a specific problem behaviour in a geographically defined area.

The Act also provided for all existing Dog Control Orders to automatically convert to Public Space Protection Orders on the 1st October 2017, but guidance also required that the Dog Control Orders should be reviewed at this point too. 

Consultation was carried out in 2017 and a revised scheme of Public Space Protection Orders were approved by Committee in March 2018.

Exemptions for Assistance Dogs.

There is no overarching statutory definition of an assistance dog, however for the purpose of the Public Space Protection Orders there are certain exemptions for owners with assistance dogs meeting one of the following requirements.

  • Is registered as a blind person in a register complied under section 29 of the National Assistance Act 1948 and the dog is under their control at the time;
  • Is deaf, and the offence would have been in respect of a dog trained by the Hearing Dogs for Deaf People (registered charity number) and upon which he relies for assistance:
  • Is a person with a disability affecting their mobility, manual dexterity or ability to lift, carry or move everyday objects and who relies upon an accredited assistance dog trained by accredited members of Assistance Dogs International ( ADI) or the International Guide Dog Federation

There is also a second consideration which has regards to the circumstances of the dog and owner or dog walker at the time.

  • The dog in question is that specific Assistance dog
  • The dog is working at the time of the incident, in its role as an Assistance dog with the person registered to require it
  • The Disability is such that it would ordinarily prevent the person in control of the dog from reasonably observing with the terms of the Order

Exemptions for Working Dogs

A Person has the dog(s) on land to which this Order applies solely for the normal activities for a working dog; whilst the dog is working. This includes dogs that are being used for work in connection with emergency search and rescue, herding or shepherding animals that he owns, or law enforcement and the work of Her Majesty’s armed forces. 

Newark and Sherwood PSPOs

Schedule 1

NSDC area - fouling DCO (PDF File, 1,174kb)

Schedule 2

Marsh Lane Playing Field, Farndon (PDF File, 149kb)  

Riverside Footpath, Fiskerton cum Morton (PDF File, 116kb) 

Village Green, Main Street, Fiskerton cum Morton (PDF File, 75kb)      

Schedule 3

Elston Old Chapel - Leads (PDF File, 53kb)

Elston Stokefield Farm - Leads (PDF File, 72kb)

Froggatts Field - Leads (PDF File, 109kb)

Gunthorpe Playing Field - Leads (PDF File, 89kb)

Gunthorpe Riverside - Leads (PDF File, 167kb)

Halam Churchyard (PDF File, 52kb)

Lakeside Balderton - DCO (PDF File, 222kb)

London Road cemetery - leads DCO (PDF File, 349kb)

Minster School - leads DCO (PDF File, 95kb)

Playground to the rear of 90 to 96 Henton Road, Edwinstowe (PDF File, 55kb)     

Riverside Footpath, Fiskerton cum Morton (PDF File, 116kb)

Rufford Park - Leads (PDF File, 2,859kb)

Village Green, Main Street, Fiskerton cum Morton (PDF File, 75kb)   

Village Hall, Staythorpe Road, Rolleston - leads DCO (PDF File, 60kb)

War Memorial Recreation Ground Southwell - Dogs on leads (PDF File, 82kb)

Schedule 4

2 Acre Playing Field, rear of Village Hall, Staythorpe Road, Rolleston (PDF File, 55kb)

Beaumond Gardens (enclosed Bowling Green), Newark (PDF File, 119kb)

Beckitt’s Field, Bathley Lane, Little Carlton (PDF File, 80kb)

Brewery Playing Field, Kirklington Road, Bilsthorpe (PDF File, 59kb)

Bridge Community Centre Playing Field (enclosed play area), Newark (PDF File, 100kb)  

Centenary Playing Fields, Southwell (PDF File, 83kb)

Chatham Court DCO (PDF File, 83kb)

Cherry Holt Playing Field (enclosed play area), Newark (PDF File, 56kb)  

Children’s Play Area adjacent to Crompton Road Playing Field, Bilsthorpe (PDF File, 44kb)

Children’s Play Area, Central Park, Sherwood Energy Village, New Ollerton (PDF File, 121kb)  

Children’s Play Area, rear of 2 to 16 Poplar Street, New Ollerton (PDF File, 63kb)

Children’s Play Area, Main Street, Oxton (PDF File, 51kb)  

Children’s Playground, Marsh Lane, Farndon (PDF File, 49kb)

Children’s Play Area, Stepnall Heights, New Ollerton (PDF File, 48kb)  

Cleveland Square Playing Field (enclosed play area), Newark (PDF File, 65kb)  

Clipstone Cemetery DCO (PDF File, 89kb)

Coronation Street Games DCO (PDF File, 74kb)  

Crompton Road Playing Field, Bilsthorpe (PDF File, 69kb)

Dodsley Way Play Area Clipstone (PDF File, 52kb)

Edgehill Drive Play Area, Newark (PDF File, 53kb)  

Enclosed Children’s Play Area, Main Street, Lowdham (PDF File, 58kb) 

Enclosed Toddler’s Play Area, Memorial Park, Southwell (PDF File, 58kb)

Fleming Drive Playing Field (enclosed play area), Newark (PDF File, 59kb)

Forge Close Play Area DCO (PDF File, 49kb)  

Fourth Avenue Play Area, Edwinstowe (PDF File, 47kb)

Gill Standish House DCO (PDF File, 62kb)

Grange Road Flats DCO (PDF File, 60kb)

Greenwood Crescent Play Area, Boughton (PDF File, 53kb)

Grove Street play area (PDF File, 59kb)

Gunthorpe Play Park DCO (PDF File, 70kb) 

Hilcote Drive Play Area, Clipstone (PDF File, 49kb)

Howes Court DCO (PDF File, 102kb) 

Jubilee Garden, Rolleston (PDF File, 41kb) 

Kneesall Car Park and Play DCO (PDF File, 56kb)  

Lawrence Street Play Area, Newark (PDF File, 54kb)

Linseed Avenue Play Area, Newark (PDF File, 54kb)

Marriott Lane Playing Field, Blidworth (PDF File, 65kb)   

Mead Way play area, Balderton (PDF File, 45kb)  

Morton Recreation Ground, Fiskerton cum Morton (PDF File, 63kb)

Newbury Road Play Area, Newark (PDF File, 67kb)

Norwell Playpark DCO (PDF File, 54kb)  

Norwood Gardens Play Area, Southwell (PDF File, 54kb)  

Old Tannery Drive (enclosed play area), Lowdham (PDF File, 48kb)

Parfitt Drive Play Area, Farnsfield (PDF File, 51kb)

Play Area, Blidworth Community Centre, Mansfield Road, Blidworth (PDF File, 58kb)

Play Area, Coronation Street Playing Field, Balderton (PDF File, 61kb) 

Playground, Church Lane, South Scarle (PDF File, 54kb)

Playing Field at the rear of Village Hall, Main Street, Lowdham (PDF File, 52kb) 

Playground to the rear of 38-48 Henton Road, Edwinstowe (PDF File, 58kb) 

Playing Field, Caunton Road, Norwell (PDF File, 107kb)

Playing Field, Kneeton View, Hoveringham (PDF File, 57kb)  

Playing Field, Main Street, Kirton (PDF File, 59kb)

Potter Lane Play Area, Wellow (PDF File, 59kb)  

Recreation Ground, Grassthorpe Road, Sutton on Trent (PDF File, 56kb)  

Riverside Park (enclosed play area), Tolney Lane, Newark (PDF File, 84kb)

School Playing Field, Halam (PDF File, 49kb)  

Sconce Hills and Devon Park Children’s Playground, Boundary Road, Newark (PDF File, 80kb)

Sherwood Avenue Bowling Green and Tennis Courts, Newark (PDF File, 95kb)

Sherwood Avenue (enclosed sunken games area and children’s playground), Newark (PDF File, 77kb)  

Sherwood Blidworth DCO (PDF File, 47kb)

Sherwood Fields, Edwinstowe (PDF File, 88kb)

Smith to Clifton Houses DCO (PDF File, 87kb)

Southfields Play Area, Balderton (PDF File, 46kb)

Southwell Road Sports Ground, Lowdham (PDF File, 113kb)  

Sports Ground and Play Area, The Bar, Laxton (PDF File, 88kb)  

St Michael’s Churchyard and Cemetery, Gonalston Lane, Hoveringham (PDF File, 53kb)  

Station Lane Playground, Farnsfield (PDF File, 53kb)  

Syerston Way,(enclosed play area), Newark (PDF File, 50kb)

Thorpe Close Playing Field (enclosed play area), Coddington (PDF File, 42kb)  

Thorpe Oaks Playing Field, (enclosed play area), Coddington (PDF File, 65kb)

Tolney Lane Playground, Newark (PDF File, 53kb)  

Vicar Water Country Park (enclosed play area), Clipstone (PDF File, 59kb)  

Village Green, Kneesall (PDF File, 50kb)

Village Playing Field, Caunton (PDF File, 68kb)  

Village Playing Field, Epperstone (PDF File, 52kb)

Walesby Village Hall DCO (PDF File, 53kb)

Walesby Village Hall Grounds (PDF File, 53kb) 

The War Memorial, Main Street, Ollerton Village (PDF File, 46kb) 

Wilson’s Field, Station Lane, Farnsfield (PDF File, 79kb) 

Worthington Road Play Area, Balderton (PDF File, 45kb)    

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