BBC NEWS | England | Kent | Visitor rise at 'hoodie' ban mall
: "Bluewater shopping centre enjoyed a sharp rise in visitor numbers on the first weekend since it banned youths wearing hooded tops and baseball caps.
Some 23% more people visited the Kent mall last weekend than during the same weekend in 2004.
Managers introduced a code of conduct on 11 May aimed at clamping down on anti-social behaviour at the complex. It also outlawed swearing.
Prime Minister Tony Blair later expressed support for the move.
Intimidating behaviour by groups or individuals, anti-social behaviour including swearing, and wearing clothing which deliberately obscures the face such as hooded tops and baseball caps, have all been banned.
The new rules also prohibit smoking, leafleting, or canvassing on site."