Our Public Spaces Protection Order came into force on 1st September 2017 and covers Maidstone town center.
The order covers alcohol consumption and begging.
This order means that a person:
If the same person continues to consume alcohol or behave in a way considered to be anti-social then they may be requested to stop drinking within the restricted area for a period of 24 hours.
This order means that a person must not:
It is an offence to fail, without reasonable excuse, to comply with the prohibitions in this Order. This may result in a fixed penalty notice of £100 or prosecution.
In accordance of Section 66 of the Act, any interested person may challenge the validity of this Order by appeal to the High Court, within six weeks from the date upon which this Order is made.
This Order will be in force for a period of 36 months and will expire on: 30 August 2020.
You can read the order on our policies page.