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Public spaces protection orders


If you’re drinking alcohol and you’re suspected of anti-social behaviour in one of four areas in Swale, an authorised officer, could:

  • take your alcohol away
  • issue you with a fine

You could also be arrested.

This is enforced by a Public Spaces Protection Order (PDF 297kb).

Applies to

This Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) applies to:

  • Sheerness Town Centre
  • Leysdown
  • Sittingbourne Town Centre
  • Faversham Town Centre

You can download the locations this PSPO applies to in Sheerness (PDF 190kb), Leysdown (PDF 168kb), Sittingbourne (PDF 4MB) and Faversham (PDF 4MB).


You’ll receive a Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN) of £100 if you don't give an authorised officer your alcohol when asked to.