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HAVE YOUR SAY on plans to ban nuisance driving, public drinking and more from Dartford park and town centre

PUBLISHED: 10:49 10 April 2017 | UPDATED: 10:49 10 April 2017

Dartford town centre

Dartford town centre

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The council is planning a public space protection order

Residents are being asked for their opinions on a three-year order banning certain behaviours from Dartford town centre.

Dartford council hopes to introduce a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO), in a bid to crackdown on anti-social behaviour in the town centre, Westgate Car Park, Prospect Place and Central Park.

The order, believed to cost around £3,000, would see some activities such as public drinking and ‘anti-social use of vehicles’ treated with fines of up to £80.

Anti-social use of ‘other intoxicants’ is also being covered by the order.

Anthony Henley is the borough council’s community safety manager.

He said: “We are very keen to hear what the public has to say about the proposed PSPO and I hope people will take the time to give us their views. The proposed restrictions are designed to ensure that people can enjoy our Town Centre and Central Park without having to encounter anti-social behaviour – an issue which we know is important to our residents. The restrictions on alcohol broadly mirror the existing restrictions covered by the Alcohol Control Zone, which are being phased out by the Government.

“We are also taking the opportunity to put in place some further restrictions which are designed to address particular anti-social behaviour issues that have been reported to the Council over the last year such as the taking of other intoxicants, anti-social use of vehicles at night and urinating in public”

Full details of the proposed PSPO conditions are available online along with a map of the proposed area and a Public Consultation Questionnaire at http://www.dartford.gov.uk/by-category/community-and-living2/csp/community-safety-get-involved/307350

A paper copy of the consultation is available from Dartford Borough Council Offices which can be posted to PSPO Consultation, Civic Centre, Home Gardens, Dartford, Kent DA11DR.

All responses must be submitted by 5pm on Monday June 5 2017.

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