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Public Spaces Protection Order Coastal and Visitor Areas

Residents, visitors, businesses and coastal stakeholders across Sefton are being asked to consider proposals for a Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) across coastal and visitor areas. The new order aims to support the Council and partner agencies manage visitor behaviour and protect our natural coastline and other popular visitor areas.

Visitors can be residents or tourists, and although most visitors know how to behave, sadly there are some who can act in an inappropriate manner that cause distress and disturbance to local residents and businesses, as well as causing damage to infrastructure in the area. The restrictions will be based on the existing Sefton Byelaws and in line with legislation associated with the protected status of the Sefton Coast.

We are encouraging everyone to  have their say on the proposals and share their own experience of behaviour at Sefton’s visitor hotspots.

The survey is available online on the Council’s consultation portal: Sefton Council – Citizen Space

Paper copies of the questionnaire can also be obtained by contacting:


Tel: 0151 934 2962

And should be returned to:

Green Sefton, Ainsdale Discovery Centre, The Promenade, Off Shore Road, Ainsdale-on-Sea, Southport, PR8 2QB.

The public consultation will run for five weeks until Friday 24th June, with the aim for the order to be active from July 2022 to July 2025.

For further details please see the attached poster.