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Public Space Protection Order for Dog Control

The Taking the Lead consultationWe're taking the lead...on responsible dog ownership

We are taking the lead to encourage responsible dog ownership in the Borough. Whilst most owners act considerately, a minority do not always do so.

The Council consulted residents on proposed changes to the previous Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) from 19 November 2018 to 14 January 2019. These would give the Council greater powers to enable more responsible dog ownership.

Over 1100 residents took part in the consultation, many of them dog owners. As a result of their feedback we:

How long have we had a PSPO?

Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) for Dog Control

The amended PSPO allows Authorised Council Officers to:

The PSPO also:

None of the proposed powers and restrictions apply to people who:

Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN)

A fixed penalty notice is an on the spot notice. Irresponsible dog owners could be fined £100 for not complying with the terms of the PSPO. If you fail to pay, it can lead to further sanctions, including fines of up to £2,500 for each offence.

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