Public Space Protection Orders

Public Space Protection Orders

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To ensure that the Derbyshire Dales remains a clean, green and safe place for residents and visitors, under the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime & Policing Act 2014, Derbyshire Dales District Council has in place Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs).

A PSPO means that any anti-social behaviour can be dealt with by the issuing of a £100 Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN) by a Police Officer, Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) and Derbyshire Dales District Council Enforcement Staff.

The current PSPOs were adopted 1st November 2018 until 31st October 2021 and cover dog control, alcohol consumption, fires & BBQs, driving & parking.

The Dog Control Public Space Protection Order 2018 includes:-

  • Fouling of land by dogs – this applies to any land within the administrative area of Derbyshire Dales District Council which the public or any section of the public has access, on payment or otherwise, as of right or by virtue of express or implied permission  
  • Dogs on lead areas
  • Dogs on lead by direction areas
  • Dog exclusion areas

The above orders seek to balance the needs of responsible dog owners against the interests of those affected by dogs, particularly children.

There are also PSPOs in place in respect of:-

  • Alcohol
  • Fires & bar bq’s
  • Driving & parking

Signage is installed, advising people that they are in a PSPO area and warning of the possible consequences of anti-social behaviour.

A review of the PSPOs will be required in 2021 when a consultation exercise will take place. Based on the evidence of the three previous years and enforcement of the PSPOs and the consultation results, amendments may be made to the Order.

Below are the Public Space Protection Orders and maps listed in alphabetical parish showing where the Orders are in force.


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  PSPO Maps


Ashbourne Cemetery Ashbourne Recreation Ground
Bankcroft Picnic Area Brickyard Play Area
Cavendish Drive                     Highfield Road Play Area
Thorpe View Play Area  

 Ashford in the Water

Hall Orchard Playing Field


Bakewell Recreation Ground Bath Gardens
Burton Edge Cemetery River Walk                               


Bandstand at the Cross The Old School Yard            
Bonsall Recreation Ground Nethergreen                      
Memorial Gardens  


Recreation Ground Brookside   Peace Gardens                           
Recreation Ground Gore Lane        


Brailsford Cemetery The Plain                  


Brassington Cemetery                  Picnic Area at Wirksworth Dale
Village Pond Village Green and Play Area          
Recreation Field  


Chelmorton Play Area


Memorial Gardens Play Area Near School   
Scarthin St Marks Churchyard
Steeple Arch Cemetery  

Darley Dale

Broadwalk Recreation Ground Cemetery
Northwood Recreation Area The Parkway Play Area             
Whitworth Park Willow Way Play Area


Burial Ground                 Meadow View Pathway  
Playing Field             


Foolow Village Green


Hathersage King George Playing Fields


Hognaston Bakery Close Play Area

Hulland Ward

Moss Lane Play Area   


Village Recreation Ground


Litton Mires Lane Play Area


Allen Hill Park and Diana Memorial Gardens Cavendish Road Park
Denefields Dimple Recreation Ground
Hall Leys Park Hurst Rise Play Area
Megdale Community Gardens Orchard Play Area
Pic Tor War Memorial & Swan House Grass Area Smedley Street Park & Victoria Gardens               
Starkholmes Memorial Starkholmes Playing Field 
Wellfield Allotments  

Matlock Bath

Artist Corner                                                  Derwent Gardens and Lovers Walk
Memorial Gardens Riverside Picnic Area                                    

Middleton by Wirksworth

Cemetery Millennium Gardens                              
Playing Fields                                       Village Green

Middleton by Youlgreave

Play Area


Play Area Chatsworth Road    Rowsley Recreation Play Area

South Darley

The Plantation

Stanton in the Peak

The Green

Stoney Middleton

Playing Fields


Playing Field


Churchyard, Village Green & Footpath Village Green                                     


Winster Cemetery     Winster Churchyard            
Woodhouse Lane Play Area  


Bolehill Play Area                             Fanny Shaw Playing Field
Fanny Shaws Cemetery Gorsey Bank Playing Fields          
Kingsfield Play Area  St Marys and Memorial Gardens
The Dale Play Area Wash Green Play Area
Yokecliffe Play Area  


Coldwell End Allotments & Play Area  QE11 Playing fields