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.

PSPO Extensions 2023

The PSPO that came in to force at Cotmandene in Dorking in 2020 reached the end of its three-year term on 12 January 2023.  A five-week public consultation that asked whether the PSPO should be extended, and what it should include, closed on Monday 7 November 2022. A summary of the results is available on the Cotmandene, Dorking page.

Taking the results of the consultation in to account, MVDC took the decision to renew the PSPO at Cotmandene for a further three years; the maximum period allowed.

The PSPO that covers Kingston Road Recreation Ground in Leatherhead will reach the end of its term on 19 April 2023. A five-week public consultation, similar to the one for Cotmandene, ran from early January until 13 February 2023. The results of the consultation will help inform MVDC's decision whether to renew the PSPO. The results of the consultation and final decision will be published on the Kingston Road Recreation Ground, Leatherhead page when available.

The PSPOs for Meadowbank, Leatherhead Town Centre and Dorking Town Centre expire on 19 October 2023, and consultations are planned for later in 2023.

For more information and to view the orders please see the pages below. 

There are five areas within Mole Valley which are covered by PSPOs:

Breach of PSPOs will be enforced by the issuing of a fixed penalty notice or formal prosecution.

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