Nitrous Oxide Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) Consultation from the 4th January 2021 - 15th February 2021

Nitrous Oxide Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) Consultation

  • Date: 04/01/2021 07:00 - 15/02/2021 23:00
  • Location


Tower Hamlets and the Police are consulting on proposals to introduce a Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) to tackle the issue of antisocial behaviour linked to the use of the psychoactive substance, nitrous oxide (NOX).

A PSPO is an order that:

•     specifies a public place

•     prohibits people from doing certain things or carrying out specified activities in that area

•     stops activity such as persistent and continued antisocial behaviour

Read more about the existing PSPO in place in Tower Hamlets

PSPOs in place in Tower Hamlets.

We want to hear what you think about our proposal. To have your say, complete our online consultation survey. This will be the best way for the council to fully understand the views of residents and other interested parties, which will be presented to the Mayor and Cabinet.

The consultation will run from Monday 4 January 2020 to Monday 15 February 2021

More information and details specific to this PSPO proposal and antisocial behaviour linked to nitrous oxide use can be found in the accompanying information pack. 

As we are plagued by these empty canisters, please participate in Tower Hamlets consultation on introducing a Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) for use of Nitrous Oxide linked to ASB across the Borough. 

If you would like support or more information in a different format, please email

Please pass onto your fellow residents, friends and family.

St Katharine & Wapping Safer Neighbourhood Ward Panel

(a non-political Group of Volunteers, working with the Police, Local Authority and Residents to make the Ward a Safer Place in which to live and work)