Rules and Regulations

The Oval’s rules and regulations are designed to help us balance the needs of different visitors and look after this wonderful community asset. The rules and regulations are enforced by our staff & volunteers, the police and Enforcement Officers employed by Thanet District Council.

Police officers and TDC Enforcement Officers can issue penalty notices, which carry a fine for the following offences at the The Oval:

  • Littering.
  • Failing to clear up after a dog.

The Oval Bandstand & Lawns (“The Oval”) falls within an area covered by the Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) enforced by Thanet District Council (“TDC”). Further details about the PSPO can be found here:

https://www.thanet.gov.uk/info-pages/thanet-beaches-and-coast-public-space-protection-order-pspo-2021/

The Oval also has a number of policies which are designed to ensure the smooth running of the venue, please click on the following headings to expand for detailed information.