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Public Space Protection Order - Rochdale town centre

We've introduced a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) in Rochdale town centre after a period of consultation.

The Rochdale town centre PSPO aims to create a welcoming environment for shoppers, visitors and businesses and allows us to tackle antisocial behaviours with support from the police.

When and where is the PSPO in place?

The PSPO is dated Monday, 23 July 2018 and is now in place for 3 years.

View the boundaries of the PSPO on the map below.

Map of the Rochdale town centre PSPO (2.49MB pdf)

PSPO restrictions

The PSPO prohibits the following activities:

  • Drinking alcohol on the street.
  • Driving or using a car in an antisocial manner.
  • Obstructing the highway or loitering.
  • Antisocial parking.
  • Using a skateboard in the restricted area shown in red on the map above.
  • Begging on the street.
  • Using a bicycle, scooter or other wheeled vehicle in a way that may cause nuisance, alarm or distress.
  • Commercial and charity collections and soliciting for money in the street - unless you get a written authorisation issued by us. Find out how to apply for a street collection licence

For further details of these restrictions and what the penalties are, you can view the Rochdale Town Centre PSPO document below.

Rochdale Town Centre PSPO (1.36MB pdf)



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