Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) – The Vine, Sevenoaks – Closes 24 Sep 2023


Sevenoaks District Council and the Police understands well how anti-social behaviour can affect our communities, with residents often feeling powerless to act. Councils have a key role to play in helping to make local areas safe places to live, visit and work. Tackling anti-social behaviour continues to be a high priority for the District.  We have received a number of reports about the Vine and a tool we can use under the ASB Act 2014 is a Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO).  The first step for this under the Act is a 6 week public consultation.


Having listened to your concerns we are now investigating the introduction of a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) at The Vine, Sevenoaks and would like to consult with you on this proposal because your views are important to us.

A PSPO is an additional tool that gives the Police and Council Officers powers to help reduce specific anti-social behaviours. It also allows officers to issue a warning, or a fixed penalty notice for anti-social behaviour carried out by individuals. The PSPO is enforced under the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014.

Please provide your views on our proposed PSPO by completing the survey below. 

The consultation will start on Monday 14 August 2023 and you will have until Sunday 24 September 2023  to participate. Once the consultation has closed the survey responses will be analysed and the results reported to the Council’s Cabinet.

We should stress that this is not in any way intended to restrict people’s enjoyment of our public spaces. Quite the reverse – it is about making sure that everyone is able to enjoy public places safely, free from anti-social behaviour.


Please feel free to share this on any social media platforms that you use. Your voice matters and this is your chance to create positive change. Let’s work together for a better future.

Nick Hubbard
(Kent Police, PC, Sevenoaks Neighbourhood Officer