Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs) will not bring a ‘quick fix’ to anti-social behaviour problems which affected parts of Uckfield earlier this year.
Getting the legislation in place could take up to two years, town councillors were told at a meeting on Monday (August 6).
Now a meeting with Sussex Police and Wealden District Council is to be convened to fully explore the issues and particular hotspots.
The meeting will also look at whether PSPOs are the right way to control anti-social behaviour or whether police can use existing powers such as community protection warnings and notices.
Initial research shows that any PSPO would have to be made by Wealden District Council.
A number of conditions have to be met including that the behaviour is likely to be of a persistent or continuing nature.
The town council’s move follows many complaints from residents about anti-social behaviour in the town, which have sparked two public meetings with Sussex Police which has a strategy to deal with the problems.
A report on employing a community warden, probably shared with another parish or parishes, will go to the September meeting of the town council.