Public Space Protection Orders

Orders are now in operation throughout the district.

Public Space Protection Orders are now in operation throughout the district.

The Dog Control Orders detailed below were in force on 20 October 2017 and are now automatically treated as if they are  Public Space Protection Orders (PSPO) for a period of 3 years. 

1) Fouling of Land Order (district wide)

This makes it an offence to fail to pick up dog faeces if a dog, which an individual is in charge of, defecates.

2) Dogs on Leads Order (district wide)

An authorised officer can request an individual in charge of a dog to put (and keep) the dog on a lead, if such restraint is considered reasonably necessary.

3) Exclusion Order (selected areas)

This excludes dogs from specified areas. View dog exclusion area maps >>

People who fail to comply with a PSPO are liable for prosecution in the magistrates court with fines currently up to £1000.  Alternatively, the Council may offer a fixed penalty notice to anyone who breaches a PSPO as an alternative to prosecution.  This is currently set at £100.

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