Proposal for Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) in Hillside and Page Moss, Huyton

A Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) can be introduced under the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014.

The council and Merseyside Police are currently consulting on a proposal to introduce a Public Space Protection Order in the Hillside and Page Moss areas of Huyton.
This follows a number of reported anti-social behaviour incidents in the area.
The order would prohibit a range of activities including:

  • Anti-social behaviour caused by groups of people or individuals in public spaces, such behaviour causing, or likely to cause, nuisance, harassment, alarm or distress
  • Verbal abuse
  • Threats of or use of violence
  • The anti-social use of motor bikes, quad bikes, scramblers and mini-motos
  • Possession of goods, items or materials used for unauthorised graffiti
  • Consumption of alcohol in public place
  • Damage to property including fire and graffiti

Map of Hillside and Page Moss

You can read a full copy of the proposed Public Spaces Protection Order here

How will the PSPO be enforced?

The Order will be enforced by an Authorised Person, which includes a Police Officer, Police Community Support Officer or Council Officer.
The Authorised Person can request for a group to be dispersed, for example, and failure to comply with instruction or evidence of the behaviour outlined in the PSPO will be recorded as an offence and a Fixed Penalty Notice may be issued, which is a fine of £100 if paid on time, however this could result in a fine up to the value of £1,000 upon conviction.

It is not an offence to drink alcohol in a controlled drinking zone. However, it is an offence to fail to comply with a request to cease drinking or surrender alcohol in a controlled drinking zone and a Fixed Penalty Notice may be issued upon breach. This is also liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 2 on the standard scale (£500). If alcohol is confiscated, it can be disposed of by the person who confiscates it.

Have your say

You can provide your comments via an online survey on the Council’s website, or paper copies of the survey are available in Huyton One Stop Shop on Archway Road, Huyton. In addition, you can provide any comments in writing to Knowsley Council, Community Safety Team, Yorkon Building, Archway Road, Huyton, L36 9YZ or via an email to

The closing date for comments is Sunday, 25 February 2018

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Next steps

Once the consultation responses have been analysed, the Council’s Assistant Executive Director (Neighbourhoods), in consultation with the Cabinet Member (Neighbourhoods) will make a final decision about the Public Spaces Protection Order.