Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO)

Pimbo Industrial Estate PSPO

A Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) is now in force in relation to anti-social driving and vehicle use in Pimbo Industrial Estate.

The PSPO is part of a joint project between the Lancashire Constabulary and West Lancashire Borough Council in reaction to antisocial driving and vehicle use, which is impacting on the local community.

Requirements of the PSPO

A copy of the PSPO can be found at this link. The PSPO prohibits the following activities at all times within the area identified:

  • Revving of engine(s) (as to cause public nuisance);
  • Sudden and/or rapid acceleration (as to cause public nuisance);
  • Racing two or more vehicles;
  • Performing stunts, for example, but not limited to, "donuts" i.e. vehicles being made to spin in circles, vehicles skidding or being driven not in accordance with expected driving standards (as to cause public nuisance);
  • Sounding horns (as to cause public nuisance);
  • Playing music from a vehicle (as to cause public nuisance);
  • Using threatening and / or intimidating behaviour towards another person;
  • Causing obstruction on a public highway, whether moving or stationary, including driving in a convoy
  • A vehicle being driven, not in accordance with expected driving standards, with the intention of setting a time over a "course" i.e. a section of highway or highways (as to cause public nuisance) (with the exception of vehicles responding to/ dealing with an emergency)
  • Any activities similar to the above which cause harm, alarm or distress or have had or are likely to have a detrimental effect on the quality of life of those in the locality, or it is likely that activities will be carried out within that area and have such an effect

The map below shows the area that the PSPO applies to.


The Police will be enforcing the PSPO. Those found to be breaching the PSPO could be subject to a Fixed Penalty Notice or Prosecution.

Further Information

If you would like to know more about the PSPO please contact the Council on