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Public Spaces Protection Order - Town Centre

On 14th December 2015 the Corby Borough Council (Corby Town Centre) Public Spaces Protection Order came into effect and can be viewed by clicking the downloads.

This Order does not apply to a premises licensed under the Licensing Act of 2003 for the duration of that license.

Frequently asked Questions (FAQ’s)

Please can the area where I live be included?

At this moment in time we are concentrating on the Town Centre however new orders can be made should we receive evidence that they are needed.

The previous Designated Public Place Orders (DPPO) will remain in effect for up to three years after the Anti-Social behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2015 came into effect on the 20th October 2014 unless replaced by a Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO). It is the Council’s intention to review the current DPPO’s over the next two years to assess whether there is sufficient evidence to make a PSPO.

Should you experience any anti social behaviour in your area then you should inform the Community Safety team at Corby Borough Council so they can evidence the need for an Order in that area.

A current Order can be varied to include further requirements or prohibitions or to extend the area the order relates.


Will the Order prevent me from drinking alcohol in the area covered by a PSPO?

Not necessarily.

An order prohibiting the consumption of alcohol cannot be used against licensed premises. Therefore if an area covered by the PSPO is licensed by a temporary events notice or another type of licence under the Licensing Act 2003 then the PSPO will not be effective for the period of that licence.

Furthermore an offence will only be committed once an individual does not cease drinking or surrender a container with alcohol in, when challenged by the Police or an authorised person. The purpose of the Order is to tackle anti-social behaviour and when there is no threat of anti-social behaviour there will be no need to challenge an individual.

A copy of the order and order plan is available for inspection at the Corby Cube, George Street Corby, NN17 1QB or can be seen below.

Any person who lives in the restricted area or who regularly works in or visits that area may apply to the High Court, within 6 weeks beginning with the date on which the Order is made, to question the validity of the Order on the grounds that the local authority did not have the power to make the Order, or to include particular prohibitions or requirements imposed by the Order, or that a requirement of the Act was not complied with in relation to the Order. 

Last updated: Monday 28th November 2022 10:06:07 AM
Review date: Tuesday 23rd May 2023 10:05:48 AM