Nitrous Oxide public spaces protection order (PSPO) consultation

We 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 (NO2).

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 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.

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

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.