The Exclusion Scheme

The purpose of the scheme is to deter people involved in retail theft, violence, anti-social behaviour and nuisance that affects business in and around Maidstone and the surrounding areas.

There is a presumed invitation by the owners or managers of shops, pubs, clubs and restaurants to members of the public to enter their premises. An exclusion notice withdraws that invitation.

The issue of an exclusion notice concerns a private civil right and does not concern an excluded person's civil rights because the excluded person has no civil right to enter and remain in any business. A full explanation can be found in our Exclusion Policy below shortly.

Some businesses already operate similar notices, but only in relation to their own premises. However members of the MaidSafe Business Crime Reduction Partnership have confirmed their involvement in the scheme and have signed the relevant partnership protocols and agreements, which allows for a person who has committed an offence, caused nuisance or engaged in anti-social behaviour effecting one member, to be excluded from all members.
 
Appeals Procedure

If you have been issued with a notice and wish to appeal the process then you must appeal in writing to the partnership within 28 days of receipt of the notice, setting out your grounds of appeal.

The contact address or email address for the partnership can be found at the bottom of the letter sent with the notice, or on the contact page of this website.