Dog Control and Dog Fouling Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) Consultation

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On 15 June 2021, the Council’s Executive met to consider whether a borough-wide Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) should be introduced that relates to dog control and dog fouling in public places. 

The order would give the Council and the Police the relevant powers to intervene when someone is failing to comply with the rules and issue a Fixed Penalty Notice or refer for prosecution (which can result in a fine).

A PSPO is not intended to adversely impact upon individuals and their dogs, but to ensure that public spaces are safe and welcoming for all who visit them.

The proposed order addresses the following:

  • excluding / banning dogs from certain areas (e.g. play areas and sports fields)
  • designating areas where dogs are to be kept on leads at all times
  • requiring dogs to be put on leads if reasonably requested by an authorised officer
  • restricting the number of dogs that can be walked by one person
  • requiring dogs to be kept under control
  • requiring the person in charge of the dog, at that time, to remove the faeces from the land immediately.

We are keen to hear your views on these matters.

View the proposed order.

Get involved

The consultation will take place from Wednesday 23 June 2021 to Tuesday 7 September.

To have your say, complete our online survey.

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If you require a copy of the survey in an alternative format, please email