Public Space Protection Orders

Using the already existing prostitution Public Space Protection Orders, Redbridge has made on-street sexist behaviours, such as cat-calling, unwanted attention or touching enforceable offences. Any man who harasses a woman in the street can expect to be fined.

This Public Space Protection Orders can be used anywhere in the borough and is gender inclusive. Enforcement officers, Park Guards, and police officers have the power to give out these fines.

Exact wording: No person shall be verbally abusive to any person or behave in a way that causes or is likely to cause harassment alarm or distress to another person. This will include but not be limited to, approaching women in the area asking if they are for hire or making sexually inappropriate comments.