Public Space Protection Orders

Public Space Protection Orders 

Thanks to all  who responded to the consultation exercise which ended 22nd November 2021. 

The results have now been analysed and will be considered along with recommendations by the Community & Environment Committee 6th April 2022.

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).

Derbyshire Dales District Council is consulting for views on the renewal of Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs) 

A PSPO means that 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 previous PSPOs were adopted 1st November 2018 until 31st October 2021 and cover dog control, alcohol consumption, fires & BBQs, driving & parking. 

We are required to review the existing measures and seek the views of others, which we will take into account alongside data & evidence gathered, as any new Orders must be supported by evidence.

A report to the Community & Environment Committee, 22nd September, set out evidence to support, or otherwise, the PSPO, progress so far, options for consultation for the new PSPOs and sought approval to commence the formal consultation, the content of which is summarised below:-


Explanation / Comments


Dog control orders


Excludes dog from specified area

Continue with this and where not already included, add in children’s play areas

Dogs on lead by direction

When requested dogs to be placed on leads and controlled

Remove and replace with dogs on leads

Dogs on leads

Requirement for dogs to be on leads at all times

Retain on existing sites and add in sites where previously dogs on lead by direction

Dog control orders – cemeteries & burial grounds

Remove any of above controls on these sites

Fouling of land by dogs

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

Continue with this on all applicable sites

Prohibition of alcohol consumption

Alcohol control

It is an offence if a person continues consuming alcohol or fails to surrender it when asked to stop by an authorised person (eg police, council staff)

Continue in main town areas only

Prohibition of fires & barbeques

Prohibition of fires & barbeques

No individual shall light or maintain a fire, stove, barbeque or similar within the areas specified in the order.

All current sites to be removed

New site to be added : Stanton Moor

Prohibition of driving or parking on parks and open spaces

Prohibition of driving or parking on parks and open spaces

No individual, without reasonable excuse, drives or parks their vehicle(s) on the areas specified in the Order

Remove all sites


The proposals with site details are contained in this schedule and are included in the consultation survey.    

Maps of the sites can be found below:

Alcohol use
Dog control
Potential sites

We welcome your views, it is important that we capture your views and give adequate opportunity for you to comment, consequently we estimate the survey will take around 15 minutes to complete.  The consultation closes on 22 November 2021.

Complete the consultation here.

Views are also being sought from the police, Police & Crime Commissioner, fire authority, Peak District National Parks Authority, Derbyshire County Council, interest and accessibility groups as well as the general public and anyone interested.

Results will be collated and a report submitted to a future meeting of the Community & Environment Committee, in 2022, to confirm the new Public Space Protection Orders. Updates, as available, will be posted on the website and via social media. 

Current Public Spaces Protection Order - (until 31st October 2021)

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