Published: Monday, 21st August 2023

The Royal Borough of Greenwich wants your views on how to keep its public spaces free from anti-social behaviour and therefore reducing crime. 

The Council has a key role to play in making Royal Greenwich a safe place to live, visit and work, and tackling anti-social behaviour continues to be a high priority which we have outlined through our new proposed Public Space Protection Orders (PSPO) 

Local police and Council led PSPOs were introduced under the Anti-social Behaviour and Policing Act 2014, to ensure public spaces are free from anti-social behaviour. 

The Royal Borough of Greenwich, supported by the local police, proposes to replace its existing PSPOs with new orders which aim to tackle a wider range of anti-social issues that are impacting local communities.

Some of these new orders include: 

  • Foul or abusive language / threatening or intimidating behaviour   
  • Making comments of a sexual or gender-based nature  
  • Public urination and defecation  
  • Aggressive or persistent begging  

Cllr Ann-Marie Cousins Cabinet Member for Community Safety and Enforcement said:  

“It is our mission to make the borough a safe place to live while also making people feel safer. Public Space Protection Orders provide the Council with a wide range of flexible powers to help tackle anti-social behaviour locally.  

It’s really important that you have your say on our proposals and tell us your views by the 5thSeptember 2023.” 

For further information about the proposals and to provide feedback, visit