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Barnsley is steeped in history and has a lot to offer – award winning parks, free museums, famous markets offering excellent local produce and a great selection of places to drink and eat.

That said, our town faces a number of challenges with anti-social behaviour and issues have been raised by the community and businesses. We want to make sure Barnsley remains a great place to live, work and visit. To help us achieve this we’re considering using a Public Space Protection Order.

This would give us measures to put in place to deter anti-social behaviour whilst making sure that the appropriate support is available to protect some of the most vulnerable people in our society.

What is a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO)

Public Space Protection Orders are used to regulate activities in particular public places that can have a detrimental effect on the local community. They can help by giving local councils and local police additional powers to tackle antisocial behaviour in specific locations.

Please give us your views

To help us decide on the best way forward for our town centre, we want to know what you think.

You can fill in our survey about the Public Space Protection Order online.

Drop-in sessions will take place at the following locations:

  • Friday 11 December, Better Barnsley shop, 10am until 12 noon and 2pm to 4pm
  • Tuesday 15 December, the Church of the Nazarene, 6pm to 8pm

The survey responses will be analysed and be used for us to make a decision about progressing with the proposed Public Space Protection Order. All answers will be kept confidential.

More information


Source: https://www.barnsley.gov.uk/town-centre-protection-order-survey/