Public Space Protection Orders

Public Spaces Protection Order 

In Autumn 2022, the District Council is due to re-introduce its Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO). This helps to ensure that the Dales remains a clean, green and safe place for residents and visitors.

Full details of the PSPOs and sites affected will be posted on this website once the PSPOs are formally adopted. 

For more information email: PSPO@derbyshiredales.gov.uk

A PSPO is made under the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime & Policing Act 2014. It means that anti-social behaviour may be dealt with by the issuing of a £100 Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN) by a Police Officer, Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) and District Council Enforcement staff. The Order is effective until 2025 when it will be reviewed.

The Order* includes restrictions / controls, in various public parks and open spaces throughout the Dales, on:
· Dog fouling and dog control
· Consumption of alcohol
· Ban of Open fires and BBQs
*Please check site signage for any restrictions that apply

Dog fouling and dog control
The Order means that it is an offence to not clear up after your dog on any land that is open to the public whether it be public or private land. Dog walkers should carry something to collect their dog mess such as poo bags or a carrier bag - we encourage you to use degradable bags where possible. If your dog makes a mess in a public place, please pick up the mess in your bag, seal it and dispose of it in a dog waste bin, litter bin or take it home to put in your domestic waste bin.

There are also some other controls for dogs to be kept on leads in some places, lead by direction in some places and dogs are excluded from some places such as children’s play areas.

You can report dog fouling on our website.

Consumption of alcohol
The control means that a person must stop drinking alcohol if asked to by a Police Officer, Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) or District Council Enforcement staff. This control applies to our main town parks:-
Ashbourne – Recreation Ground, Memorial Gardens and Fishpond Meadow
Bakewell – Recreation Ground and Scott’s Gardens
Matlock – Hall Leys Park
Matlock Bath – Derwent Gardens, Lovers Walk, Pavilion Park
Wirksworth – Fanny Shaw Playing Field

Ban of Open fires and BBQs
Fires or bar b qs should not be lit in the areas specified which are:-
Ashbourne – Recreation Ground, Memorial Gardens and Fishpond Meadow
Bakewell – Recreation Ground and Scott’s Gardens
Matlock – Hall Leys Park
Matlock Bath – Derwent Gardens, Lovers Walk, Pavilion Park
Stanton Moor
Wirksworth – Fanny Shaw Playing Field

A full summary of the controls and affected sites will be made available once the Order is formally adopted.

An extensive consultation exercise took place in 2021 with over 700 responses received.  These responses informed the recommendations and outcome of the Community & Environment Committee 6th April 2022 - agenda and minutes available on request pspo@derbyshiredales.gov.uk or committee@derbyshiredales.gov.uk

Please see below for the detailed list of controls by town or village:

Ashbourne Recreation Ground, Memorial Gardens and Fishpond Meadows
Dog Control Order
BBQs and Open Fires
Alcohol Controls

Brickyard play area - Dog Control
Highfield play area - Dog Control
Thrope View play area - Dog Control

Bakewell Recreation Ground and Scotts Gardens
Dog Control Order
BBQs and Open Fires
Alcohol Control

Bakewell Bath Gardens - Dog Control
Bakewell Riverside Walk - Dog Control

Darley Dale
Morledge Recreation Area - Dog Control
Broadwalk Recreation Ground (Tippin) - Dog Control
The Parkway Recreation Ground - Dog Control
Northwood Recreation Ground - Dog Control
Willow Way play area - Dog Control

Matlock

Hall Leys Park 

Dog Control
BBQs and Open Fires
Alcohol Control


Cavendish Road play area - Dog Control
Orchard play area / Hazel Grove, Hurst Farm - Dog Control
Allen Hill Park - Dog Control
Dimple Recreation Ground - Dog Control
Sensory Garden, Old English Road - Dog Control
Smedley Street / Sparrow Park - Dog Control
Starkholmes Memorial, Starkholmes Road - Dog Control
Starkholmes Playing Field - Dog Control
Victoria Gardens - Dog Control
Swan House Grass Area - Dog Control
War Memorial Pic Tor - Dog Control
Diana Memorial Gardens - Dog Control
Denefields - Dog Control
Wellfield Allotments - Dog Control
Megdale Community Garden - Dog Control
Hurst Rise Playing Field - Dog Control

Matlock Bath

Derwent Gardens, Lovers Walk and Pavilion Park
Dog Control
BBQs and Open Fires
Alcohol Control

Memorial Gardens - Dog Control
Riverside Picnic Area - Dog Control
Artist Corner Picnic Area - Dog Control

Wirksworth

Fanny Shaws Playing Field
Dog Control
BBQs and Open Fires
Alcohol Control

Bolehill Playing Field, Old Lane - Dog Controls
The Dale play area - Dog Control
Gorsey Bank play area - Dog Control
Yokecliffe Park - Dog Control
Memorial Gardens, St John Street - Dog Control
Kingsfield play area, Millers Green - Dog Control
Wash Green play area - Dog Control

Rural Villages

Ashford in the Water, Hall Orchard Playing Field - Dog Control
Bonsall Recreation Ground Clatterway - Dog Control
Bonsall Yeoman Street Memorial Gardens - Dog Control
Bradwell Recreation Ground, Gore Lane - Dog Control
Bradwell Recreation Ground, Brookside - Dog Control
Brailsford The Plain / Recreation Ground - Dog Control
Brassington play area, Meadow Rise - Dog Control
Brassington Recreation Field, south of Green View - Dog Control
Brassington Picnic Area, Wirksworth Dale - Dog Control
Calver Cricket Field - Dog Control
Chelmorton play area, Main Street - Dog Control
Cromford Memorial Gardens - Dog Control
Cromford play area, North Street - Dog Control
Cromford play area, Scarthin War Memorial - Dog Control
Doveridge Playing Fields, Sand Lane - Dog Control
Doveridge Pond & Woodland area - Dog Control
Foolow Village Green - Dog Control
Hathersage King George Playing Fields, Back Lane - Dog Control
Hognaston play area, Old Bakery Close - Dog Control
Hulland Ward play area, Ashes Avenue - Dog Control
Kniveton Village Recreation Ground, Main Street - Dog Control
Litton play area, Mires Lane - Dog Control
Litton Memorial Playing Field, Church Lane - Dog Control
Middleton-by-Wirksworth Playing Fields, Chapel Lane - Dog Control
Middleton-by-Wirksworth Millennium Gardens, Stile Croft - Dog Control
Middleton-by-Wirksworth Village Green, Main Street - Dog Control
Middleton-by-Youlgrave play area, Weadow Lane - Dog Control
Rowsley Receration play area, Woodhouse Lane - Dog Control
Rowsley play area, Chatsworth Road - Dog Control
South Darley, The Plantation, Cross Green - Dog Control
Stanton in the Peak, The Green - Dog Control
Stoney Middleton Playing Fields, The Avenue - Dog Control
Sudbury Sports Field, Main Street - Dog Control
Tansley Village Green, Chruch Street - Dog Control
Winster Woodhouse Lane play area - Dog Control
Youlgrave Coldwell End play area & Allotments - Dog Control
Youlgrave QE11 Playing Fields - Dog Control

Stanton Moor 
BBQs and Open Fires