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Public to be consulted on new behaviour order

PUBLISHED: 10:41 15 October 2015 | UPDATED: 10:41 15 October 2015

Gravesend Town Centre

Gravesend Town Centre

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The proposed Public Space Protection Order could see the feeding of pigeons banned

Anti-social behaviour could be tackled by a new order, following public consultation.

Gravesham Borough Council, is asking the public their views on a Public Space Protection Order which could impose restrictions on behaviour in the town centre.

Such behaviour includes: Public drinking, using legal highs, unauthorised street collections and buskers, rough sleepers, pigeon feeding and cycling in the town centre.

The public consultation runs from October 19 to November 15, and is available at www.gravesham.gov.uk/consultations

Cabinet member for business development Samir Jassal said: “Some problems in Gravesend have proved to be persistent and are affecting the quality of life of local people and having a negative impact on local businesses.

“It is hoped that the new, stronger, measure can cover a much far-reaching range of issues than the previous, individual initiatives. Coupled with better enforcement powers, we think this may provide the answers to long term problems.”

“We really want the public to take part in the consultation so that we can gauge the priorities people have and take appropriate measures to address them.”

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