Marble Arch alleyway gated

Published: Thursday, 07 January 2021

The introduction of a new public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) will keep the Northampton’s Marble Arch alleyway gated.

Gates added to both the Barrack Road and Ash Street ends of the passageway in January 2018 following a public consultation in 2017 that saw over 80 per cent of respondents voting in favour of the area being permanently gated.

The order is looking to protect residents from anti-social behaviour by deterring littering, fly-tipping and street drinking in the area and will be valid for the next three years.

Any breach of this new PSPO, which is the second to be implemented in this area, would be a criminal offence and could result in a Fixed Penalty Notice or prosecution, resulting in a fine of up to £1,000 on conviction.

Councillor Anna King, Northampton Borough Council cabinet member for community safety and engagement, said: “Nobody deserves to have their quality of life disrupted by anti-social behaviour and we do everything we can to make sure that Northampton continues to be a safe and enjoyable place to live and work.

 “We hope the gates will deter future anti-social behaviour in the area and will help to improve the quality of life for local people.”

More information about the PSPO for Marble Arch can be found on our website.