Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs), introduced in 2014, sit amongst a broad range of powers and tools to help tackle antisocial behaviour locally. PSPOs are aimed at ensuring public spaces can be enjoyed free from antisocial behaviour. They are not about stopping the responsible use of the night-time economy or preventing young people from seeing their friends but they do provide councils with another tool to help deal with persistent issues that are damaging their communities (Local Government Association 2018).
An alcohol related PSPO was introduced in November 2021 to tackle alcohol related antisocial behaviour having a detrimental impact on the local community in Basingstoke town centre and some surrounding parks and open spaces.
This PSPO includes Basingstoke town centre, War Memorial Park, Eastrop Park, Glebe Gardens, Holy Ghost Cemetery and small sections of Brookvale and Kings Furlong, Eastrop and Grove and Norden wards.