Dog Control Public Spaces Protection Orders

We introduced Dog Control Orders in 2008 in accordance with section 55 of the Clean Neighbourhood and Environment Act 2005. They enable us to react quickly to problems resulting from irresponsible dog ownership.

From October 2017, all existing Dog Control Orders in Eden are now Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs).

We reviewed the PSPOs in October 2023. The review saw no changes to any of the orders, so the renewal of the PSPOs was without amendments.

The three Dog Control Orders / PSPOs

If you commit an offence under any of the provisions of these Orders we may be issue you with a £100 Fixed Penalty Notice or you may be liable, upon conviction in the Magistrates' Court, for a fine of up to £1,000.

Who will enforce them?

Our Environmental Enforcement Officers, Police Officers and Police Community Support Officers are all authorised to issue Fixed Penalty Notices.

Tackling Dog Problems

Signage, monitoring, direct contact, leafletting, publicity in the media and enforcement action are all used as ways of dealing with dog issues which are reported to the Council.

Report a dog owner breaking a Dog Control Order / PSPO

Report dog fouling online.

Contact the Environmental Enforcement Officers on the details below to report dogs not on leads, roaming, fouling, or in a dog exclusion area.

Last updated: Wednesday, 24 April, 2024.