Say No to the PSPO!

Say No to the PSPO! Despite widespread criticism Manchester City Council is continuing with its planned Public Space Protection Order for the City Centre. Greater Manchester Law Centre remains opposed to the PSPO – our position is outlined in the attached briefing. In November 2019, the Council’s Communities & Equalities Scrutiny Committee (CESC) considered the…

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Support us on 7th November 2pm: Our representations against the PSPO

Support our representations at the Communities and Equalities Scrutiny Committee, Thursday, 7th November 2:00pm, further details here   We have been campaigning against Manchester City Council’s proposed Public Space Protection Order for unfairly targeting homeless people, for carrying a clear risk of abuse of power and for punishing homeless people who struggle to access support. Along with other groups who work…

Homelessness in Manchester

Manchester City Council’s PSPO consultation: fewer safeguards for the homeless

Manchester City Council have proposed granting themselves new powers to address the following problems in Manchester City Centre: Street drinking “Aggressive” Begging Obstructing building entrances/exits, stairwells of premises or highways after being asked to move Occupying a tent or other temporary structure in a manner which is likely to create a health and safety risk…

“Are controversial Council plans fair or do they still discriminate against the homeless?”- Manchester Confidential

Greater Manchester Law Centre’s Housing solicitor, Kathy Cosgrove, spoke to Manchester Confidential about the Council’s proposed PSPO being discriminatory, inhumane and potentially unlawful.     AFTER nearly a year, Manchester City Council finally looks ready to make a decision about its proposed ‘public space protection order’ (PSPO). PSPOs give local authorities power to prohibit certain behaviours…