Fareham Borough Council is asking residents to have their say on whether a Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) should be put in place to encourage and promote responsible dog ownership within the Borough. If approved this would replace an existing PSPO introduced in 2016 to tackle dog fouling as this is set to expire in March 2019.
Putting in place a PSPO, would extend the Council's powers for a period of three years to:
The proposed PSPO would also enable Council officers to issue a fixed penalty notice (on the spot fine) to irresponsible dog owners. None of the proposed powers and restrictions would apply to people who are registered blind, or who rely on assistance dogs.
Residents can comment on each of these proposals via an online survey at www.fareham.gov.uk/takingthelead until Monday 14 January. Hard copies of the survey can be requested by email or phone or collected at the Civic Offices. There will also be a static exhibition by Debenhams in Fareham Shopping Centre.
Executive Member for Health and Public Protection, Cllr Trevor Cartwright, said: "Although most dog owners act considerately, the Council regularly receives complaints about dog fouling and nuisance behaviour when dogs are not under proper control. We want to hear your thoughts on how we can ensure that irresponsible dog owners don't spoil people's enjoyment of the public spaces in the Borough."
Visit our dedicated www.fareham.gov.uk/takingthelead to find out more about responsible dog ownership in Fareham.
For further information contact:
The Communications Team, Tel: 01329 824310
fax: 01329 550576, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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