Public Spaces Protection Order - Marble Arch

Review of Public Spaces Protection Order - Marble Arch


Start: Wednesday 29 July 2020

End: Wednesday 21 October 2020

The Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 gives local authorities and the police more effective powers to tackle anti-social behaviour (ASB). These powers include Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs) which are designed to stop all individuals or a specific class of persons committing ASB in a public space including the gating of a highway. 

It is up to each local authority to determine which behaviours they include in a PSPO providing those activities:

  • have had, or a likely to have, a detrimental effect on the quality of life of those in the locality.
  • are, or are likely to be, persistent or continuing in nature.
  • are, or are likely to be, unreasonable.
  • justify the restrictions imposed.

A PSPO is only valid for a period of up to 3 years but they can be reviewed and renewed multiple times.  Northampton Borough Council is reviewing the PSPO gating the highway known as Marble Arch (runs from Barrack Road to Ash Street - see map) to help tackle street drinking, fly tipping and anti-social behaviour. An alternative route, known as Temple Bar, is also marked on the map. If approved the gating would continue to be 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Get involved

We would like to hear your views on the proposed PSPO and invite you to complete the following questionnaire. This is your opportunity to have your say.

See Map here - Map of Marble Arch and Temple Bar (alternative route)

Complete Survey here - Survey