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 2020

The current Meadowbank Recreation Ground, Leatherhead and Dorking Town Centre PSPOs reached the end of their three year term on 20 October 2020. 

Three separate consultations for the Meadowbank, Leatherhead Town Centre and Dorking Town Centre PSPOs ran between Friday 31 July - Friday 11 September to seek the views of residents and other organisations about whether they should be extended. Thank you to everyone that took part in the consultations. 

The majority of responses received were in support of the PSPOs continuing for all three areas. As a result all three PSPOs have been extended for a further three years until October 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