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Closure Orders / Injunctions (1073A/22)


Please provide me with the following information:

1) Number of civil injunctions issued for antisocial behaviour over the past 12 months

2) Number of public space protection orders issued over the past 12 months

3) Number of closure orders issued over the past 12 months

4) Number of dispersal orders issued over the past 12 months


Our data are not organised in such a way as to allow us to provide this information within the appropriate (cost) limit within the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act. With regard to dispersal orders, this information is not centrally held in a retrievable format as this is not a mandatory field within our systems. Information would be held locally within each Neighbourhood Policing Unit and each area would need to review, locate and retrieve any relevant information. With regard to PSPOs, this information would be held by each Local Authority as they are the enforcing bodies of PSPOs. Therefore, you may wish to separately approach each Local Authority’s FOI team to request this information.

This means that the cost of providing you with the information is above the amount to which we are legally required to respond i.e. the cost of locating and retrieving the information exceeds the ‘appropriate level’ as stated in the Freedom of Information (Fees and Appropriate Limit) Regulations 2004.

In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000, this letter acts as a Refusal Notice for this part of the request and if one part of a request exceeds the fees limit then S12 of the Act applies to the whole request.

However, in accordance with Section 16 of the Act I have a duty to provide advice and assistance in relation to your request and can provide the information requested for questions 1 and 3 as this was retrieved during our initial research. Please find this below.

We have issued 6 closure orders and 0 ASB injunctions over the last 12 months (from August 2021).

This should not be taken as a precedent that additional information would be supplied outside of the time/fees legislation for any subsequent requests.

Further information on section 12 of FOI is available here:


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