Consultation item

Trial night time closure of Dane John Gardens gates

Trial night time closure of Dane John Gardens gates

This trial has not been able to commence due to a lack of staffing resources to lock and unlock the gates.

We will update this page should the situation change.


In response to concerns of late night anti-social behaviour in the Dane John Gardens, the council is conducting a trial night time closure between 10pm and 4am on Friday and Saturday nights at five of the eight entrances into the gardens:

  • Watling Street (1)
  • Adjacent to 7 Dane John (2)
  • Watling Street car park (3)
  • Opposite the junction of St Mary’s Street and Marlowe Avenue (4)
  • Adjacent to 16 Dane John (5)

This is a continuation of the experiment that we started two years ago that had to be paused.

You can read the deposit document here.

Have your say

Give us your views by emailing [email protected]

Alternatively, if you don’t have access to the internet you can write to the Transportation Team Leader, Canterbury City Council, Military Road, Canterbury, CT1 1YW.

Comments must be received by midday on Friday 17 December 2021.

All the feedback we receive will be reported to councillors later in 2021 before a decision is made whether to keep the arrangements in place permanently.