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London Marathon Public Spaces Protection Order

Date updated: 18/05/2022

Local Authorities were granted powers to introduce Public Space Protection Orders (PSPO) through section 59 of the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014.

PSPOs replaced previous legislation and introduced wider discretionary powers to deal with a particular nuisance in a defined public space where this is having a negative impact on the quality of life for those in that public space.

View the PSPO legislation.

London Marathon PSPO

Due to serious anti-social behaviour and disorder along sections of London Marathon route through the City of London, the City of London Corporation decided to implement a PSPO on the day of the race to safeguard the public and protect an important global event.

The City of London Corporation completed a public consultation period with the public and partner agencies regarding the proposed PSPO and the majority of respondents were in favour of the PSPO.

The three-year PSPO was introduced on 5 March 2020, giving the Police and authorised persons enforcement powers if conditions in the PSPO are breached within a designated area outlined in the order.

London Marathon Public Spaces Protection Order PDF (3MB)
Date submitted: 15/09/21

Consequences of breaching the PSPO

The PSPO will be enforced by a constable or authorised person.

It is an offence to not comply with the restrictions of the PSPO. This may be dealt with by the issue of a fixed penalty notice (FPN). A person issued with an FPN will have 14 days to pay the fixed penalty of £100. Payment of the FPN discharges liability to conviction for the offence.

Failure to pay the FPN may result in prosecution for the offence with a maximum fine not exceeding £1000 or Level Three on the Standard Scale.

Pay your PSPO FPN

You cannot appeal against an FPN, as any appeal would be part of a court action. However, you can make a representation to the City of London Corporation, explaining why you do not agree that you committed the offence.

Contact

For further information on the London Marathon PSPO please email the PSPO Fixed Penalty Notice Team.