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Public Space Protection Order (cemeteries and crematorium)

There is also a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) in the TS1 area of Middlesbrough. Find out more about the TS1 PSPO.

A Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) applies in Middlesbrough Council-owned cemeteries, and the crematorium on Acklam Road.

The PSPOs is to protect the public and our staff. If you break the rules of the PSPO, you may be prosecuted.

When in our cemeteries:

  1. You must keep dogs on a lead (with a maximum length of 2 metres) at all times, and remove all dog poo immediately.
  2. You must not use, or encourage others to use, threatening, insulting, or abusive words or behaviour.
  3. You must not gather in a group of more than three people where the group's behaviour causes, or is likely to cause, harassment, alarm, or distress.
  4. You must not be drunk, drink alcohol, or bring in open containers of alcohol.
  5. You must not be under the influence of drugs, or bring in any drugs (except medicine prescribed by a medical professional).
  6. You must not threaten, intimidate, or use violence against, any other person.
  7. You must not light a fire or attempt to light a fire, or encourage any other person to light, or attempt to light, a fire.

The Order came into force on 31 March 2017 after a formal consultation process. The cemeteries to which the order applies are:

  • Acklam Cemetery
  • Teesside Crematorium
  • Linthorpe Cemetery
  • North Ormesby/St Joseph’s combined Cemetery
  • Thorntree Roman Catholic Cemetery
  • Thorntree Cemetery
  • Teesside Crematorium

View the full Public Space Protection Order for Middlesbrough.