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On 26 April 2018 Full Council authorised a new Public Space Protection Order (PSPO). The Order came into force on 4 May 2018 and shall have effect for a period of 3 years, unless extended by further orders under Ashfield District Council’s statutory powers. 

The Order relates to the area surrounding Junction 27 of the M1 Motorway and A611 with specific roads/carriageways subject to restriction.

The Order prohibits car cruise events where motor vehicles congregate and any of the following activities occur:

  1. Motor vehicles are driven at excessive speed or accelerated aggressively
  2. Motor vehicles are raced against one another
  3. Stunts are performed in motor vehicles
  4. Music is played on equipment installed in a motor vehicle which is audible outside the vehicle; or
  5. Motor vehicles are driven in convoy, whether side by side or in single file
  6. Sounding horns (so as to cause public nuisance)
  7. Congregating to spectate the above activities.

So as to cause any of the following:

  1. Excessive noise
  2. Danger to other road users
  3. A risk of injury to any person
  4. A risk of damage to property
  5. Causing obstruction on a public highway, or publicly accessible place, or private land, whether moving or stationary.

Prohibition includes participating in a car cruise event either as a driver, or passenger of a vehicle within the area designated in the Public Spaces Protection Order.

A person who is guilty of an offence under this Order shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 3 on the standard scale.