Meadowbank Recreation Ground Public Spaces Protection Order

Meadowbank Recreation Ground is located behind St Martin's Walk in Dorking town centre with access from Mill Lane, Ashcombe Road, London Road, Chalkpit Lane, Rothes Road and Fairfield Drive.

PSPO Extension 2020

The current PSPO reached the end of its three year term on 20 October 2020. 

We ran a consultation for the Meadowbank PSPO for a six week period between Friday 31 July - Friday 11 September. Thank you to everyone that took part in the consultation. 

92% of respondents were in favour of continuing the PSPO for another three years as an effective preventative measure particularly for lower level anti-social behaviour. As a result a new PSPO was made which will remain in force for the next three years until 19th October 2023.

You can find the areas covered in the current PSPO in the maps below. The conditions are unchanged. 

Meadowbank Recreation Ground PSPO Map

Meadowbank Recreation Ground PSPO Map

The following measures are in place under the current PSPO for Meadowbank Recreation Ground, within the shaded area on the map:

  • Controlled Alcohol Zone - although it is not an offence to drink alcohol in the recreation ground, it is an offence to fail to comply with a request by an authorised officer to stop drinking or surrender alcohol
  • Controlled Dog Zone - it is an offence for dog owners not to pick up dog faeces, with the exception of owners of assistance dogs. It is an offence to bring dogs into the fenced and gated area of Meadowbank Playground, again, with the exception of assistance dogs. It is also an offence not to put a dog on a lead in the shaded area on the map when required to do so by an authorised officer
  • It is an offence to be verbally abusive to any person, behave in a way that causes harassment, alarm or distress, and misuse of any drugs or intoxicating substances within the boundaries of the PSPO

Meadowbank Children's Play Area

Littering is not included as an offence in the PSPO, as it is already covered by other legislation.

The full Meadowbank PSPO is available (see 'Downloads'). The PSPO will be enforced through a combination of CCTV monitoring, Council enforcement and Police patrols.

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