Public Spaces Protection Order for Knightsbridge

Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) for Knightsbridge

Antisocial behaviour (ASB) from vehicles Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) in Knightsbridge

The Order

The activities described below are hereby prohibited between the hours of 12 noon and 6am in the location described in the below map of this Order. Anyone being the driver of a vehicle (motorised or otherwise) must not perform any of the following activities:

  • Revving of engine(s) (as to cause a public nuisance)
  • Repeated sudden and rapid acceleration (as to cause a public nuisance)
  • Racing
  • Performing stunts (as to cause a public nuisance)
  • Sounding horns (as to cause a public nuisance)
  • Playing music from a vehicle (as to cause a public nuisance)
  • Using threatening, intimidating behaviour towards another person
  • Causing obstruction on a public highway, whether moving or stationary, including driving in convoy

'Vehicle' includes a pedal cycle, which includes a power assisted pedal cycle, or a pedal cycle in combination with a trailer, constructed or adapted for carrying one or more passengers.

Breaching this Order can result in a Fixed Penalty Notice of £100. On summary conviction in a Magistrates’ Court, a maximum fine of £1,000.

Map of the PPSO control zone [PDF] (file size 326.8 KB)
Public Spaces Protection Order (PPSO) 2018 [PDF] (file size 187.47 KB)

Contact

Members of the public can report breaches of the PSPO to the Council:

We will need the following information:

  • Where did the breach occur?
  • What time did the breach occur?
  • Which of the criteria from the PSPO were breached?
  • What was the make, model and colour of the vehicle, if motorised?
  • What is the vehicle registration number, if motorised?
  • If possible can you provide a description of the driver or passengers?
  • Are you prepared to provide a witness statement? (we cannot pursue a case unless this is provided)

Please note - this telephone number is not a dedicated number solely for PSPO breaches. All calls go through to the Council's contact centre. When all the call agents are busy handling calls, customers will hear an option for a 'call back within an hour', or they can continue in a queuing system until a call agent becomes available.

Equality Impact Assessment

The Council carried out an Equality Impact Assessment before undergoing the consultation. An Equality Impact Assessment is an improvement process which helps to determine whether the Council’s policies, practices, or new proposals will impact on, or affect different groups or communities. It enables officers to assess whether the impacts are positive, negative or unlikely to have a significant impact on each of the protected characteristic groups. A copy of the Equality Impact Assessment is available to view below.

Equality Impact Assessment [PDF] (file size 172.08 KB)