Pillgwenlly PSPO

Following consultation, Newport City Council has put in place a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) in Pillgwenlly (Pill) with the backing of partners including Gwent Police.

The PSPO restricts certain anti-social behaviour in public spaces in Pill and deals with the types of behaviour that local people said concerned them.

PSPO measures

No person in the restricted area shall:

  1. Refuse to stop drinking alcohol or to hand over containers (sealed or unsealed) which are believed to contain alcohol, when asked to do so by an authorised officer.
  2. Behave in a manner that has caused or is likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress to a member of the public and then refuse to disperse from the area when asked to do so by an authorised officer.
  3. Beg in a manner which is aggressive or intimidating or is likely to cause someone to feel harassed, alarmed or distressed.
  4. Urinate or defecate in a public space or in view of the public.
  5. Sell, use or possess intoxicating substances - this does not include alcohol, tobacco products or prescribed medicines. Persons who breach this prohibition must surrender any such substances to an authorised officer when asked to do so.
  6. Cyclists, or users of scooters, E-scooters, E-bikes, skateboards and hover boards, are to dismount when asked to do so by an authorised officer.
  7. Spit from their mouth.
  8. Attempt to buy sexual services from another person.

Any person who, without reasonable excuse, fails to comply with the PSPO commits an offence and could be liable on conviction to a fine of up to £1,000 (up to £500 for the alcohol restriction).

Police and Council officers will give offenders the opportunity, in the first instance, to pay a fixed penalty notice of £100 to avoid prosecution.

Download and read full details of the Pill PSPO (pdf)


Report incidents of crime, disorder or anti-social behaviour to Gwent Police on 101 or email [email protected] (please only use 999 in an emergency).

Or email Newport City Council at [email protected]