Consultation on the public spaces protection order for parts of Liverpool 8 and Liverpool 17 area

Consultation on the public spaces protection order for parts of Liverpool 8 and Liverpool 17 area

Start date: 21st December 2017
End date: 12th January 2018

The council is considering making a public spaces protection order covering parts of the area of Liverpool 8 and Liverpool 17. 

The order would ban people from:

  • Driving mechanically propelled vehicles that do not display a vehicle registration plate.
  • Driving vehicles in an anti-social manner.
  • Covering faces - although this would not apply to items of personal clothing which reflect an individual's cultural values.
  • Using abusive, threatening or offensive words or behaviour, or inciting somebody else to do so.

Any person carrying out any of the above activities would also be committing an offence punishable by a fine.

The order would also allow authorised officers, such as police officers, to direct people to leave a specific area and not return to it for 24 hours if they have reasonable grounds to believe that activities taking place within that area are detrimentally impacting upon the quality of life of the local community. 

The order is being proposed because the council considers that the activities concerned may have a detrimental effect on the quality of life of those in the locality. There would be certain exceptions to how this direction can be used, for example no person could be directed to leave an area that contains their home.

Documents we are consulting on

How to respond

We'd like to hear whether or not you think the order should be made.

Representations should be received on or by 12th January 2018 and posted to: Michael Edgar, Legal Services, Liverpool City Council, 5th Floor, Cunard Buildings, Water Street, Liverpool L2 2DH, or emailed to

Want to know more?

Questions may be addressed to Michael Edgar, on 0151 233 0471 or by email to

What happens next?

The results of the consultation will be reported to the council’s Highways and Public Spaces Representation Committee which will decide whether to proceed with the proposed order. If implemented the order will be the subject of further publicity.

What happens to my views?

The names and addresses of respondents will be kept confidential. Any responses will be reported to the committee anonymously.