Public space protection orders

Car cruising PSPO Netherfield

Gedling Borough Council have consulted with the public to introduce a Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) in the Netherfield, Colwick areas and Gedling Access Road prohibiting the anti-social use of vehicles.

In recent months Gedling Borough Council and Nottinghamshire Police have received an increase in calls from residents and businesses due to vehicles gathering in large groups and drivers engaging in anti-social use of vehicles to the retail parks, industrial estates and local roads.

The behaviour associated with car cruising damaged private and public land and caused a danger to pedestrians and other road users.

A PSPO can be introduced for three years following consultation with local residents, businesses, Nottinghamshire Police.

The police currently have an active Police Operation titled OP Triplefin which started in November 2022. Since the start of the operation there has been 12 Section 59 (of the RTA) issued against drivers and vehicles. 11 drivers have been reported for traffic offences. 4 cars have been seized and there has been one arrest for Driving whilst drunk.

The order means it’s an offence for anyone to:

  • Motor vehicles are driven at excessive speed or accelerated aggressively
  • Motor vehicles racing against one another
  • Stunts performed in motor vehicles
  • Music is played on equipment installed in a motor vehicle which is audible outside of the vehicle
  • Motor vehicles driven in convoy, whether side by side or in single file

If a person is believed to have engaged with the prohibited activities, they are required to give their name and address to a police officer, police community support officer or other person designated by Gedling Borough Council. A fixed penalty notice charge maybe issued and they may also be required to leave the area. 

It is proposed that the level for fixed penalties issued for breach of a PSPO be set at £100. This is the maximum figure set out in the legislation. It is also proposed that there is no option for a reduced rate for early payments. Offenders will be given 14 days to pay the fixed penalty notice.

The Public Space Protection Order will start from 23 June 2023.

Map showing the area where the public space protection order is

Public Space Protection Order June 2023


Dog Fouling Public Space Protection Order (PSPO)


Public Space Protection Order dealing with dog fouling across the borough

View the Dog Fouling PSPO notice.

For more information about the order, contact our Community Protection team on 0115 901 3845.

The PSPO for dog fouling took effect on 20 October. On 7 September 2023 Cabinet approved an extension of a further three years to the current order taking effect on 20 October 2023.

View the Dog Fouling PSPO Extension notice