Decision details

Extension to the Alcohol Public Space Protection Order

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The continuation of the Alcohol Public Space Protection Order will have a positive impact on the quality of life for the residents and visitors of Thanet. Reducing the impact of negative behaviour associated with alcohol consumption. This extension of 9 months will bring the Alcohol Control PSPO in line with the Anti-Social Behaviour PSPO expiry date at which time a combined PSPO will be developed for approval.


Cabinet is asked to agree to the following:


1.  That the current PSPO is extended for a further 9 months, to 30th July 2024 to bring in alignment with the current Anti-Social Behaviour PSPO, at which point a combined PSPO will be drafted and applied for;


2.  To delegate any minor amendment of the PSPO to the Chief Executive.

Reasons for the decision:

This decision allows the continuation of the current Alcohol Control PSPO, thereby reducing the risk of negative behaviour, including anti-social behaviour, associated with the consumption of alcohol and resultant local community impacts.

Alternative options considered:

The alternatives would have been to redraft the existing PSPO or not to extend the PSPO. These were rejected in favour of the recommended option which allows the alignment and redrafting of two PSPO’s (Alcohol Control and Anti-Social Behaviour) next year.

Report author: Jo-Anna Taylor

Publication date: 17/11/2023

Date of decision: 16/11/2023

Decided at meeting: 16/11/2023 - Cabinet

Effective from: 25/11/2023

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