Public Spaces Protection Orders

Public spaces protection orders (PSPOs) are intended to deal with a particular nuisance or problem, in a specific area, that is detrimental to the local community's quality of life. It does so by imposing conditions on the use of that area which apply to everyone. PSPOs impose conditions or restrictions on people using that area to deal with particular issues such as the consumption of alcohol in a defined area.

They are designed to ensure the law-abiding majority can use and enjoy public spaces, safe from anti-social behaviour. Mole Valley District Council (MVDC) can make a PSPO if it believes the activities are detrimental to the local community's life.

There are four areas within Mole Valley which are covered by PSPOs. The related pages give more information about the restrictions covered as well as maps of the areas:

  • Kingston Road Recreation Ground, Leatherhead
  • Meadowbank Recreation Ground, Dorking
  • Dorking Town Centre
  • Leatherhead Town Centre

For more information about PSPOs, please call the Community Safety and Wellbeing team on 01306 885001 or email

Cotmandene, Dorking

In response to reports from local residents of anti-social behaviour, MVDC invited residents, businesses and users of Cotmandene to complete a short online survey and tell us of their experiences of anti-social behaviour at the site. Thank you to everyone who took part.

If supported by the views of respondents, the PSPO would cover the prevention of anti-social parking and dog fouling. It would enable MVDC and the police to take appropriate action when such incidents occur. 

The survey ran for a four-week period, from Thursday 24 January to Tuesday 26 February 2019. The results of the survey will be published in due course.

The draft PSPO order and background document can be found in the 'Downloads' section below.


Last Updated: 27/02/2019

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