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About Dog Control PSPO

The Dog Control Orders were introduced 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.

As of October 2017, all existing Dog Control orders in Eden are treated as Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs) and will be enforced as such. There have been no changes to any of the orders.

The three Dog Control Orders / PSPOs

If you commit an offence under any of the provisions of these Dog Control Orders you may be issued with a £75 Fixed Penalty Notice or be liable, upon conviction in the Magistrates' Court, for a fine of up to £1,000.

Who will enforce them?

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

Will signs be erected to identify Dog Control Order / Public Space Protection Order areas?

Only in problem areas, if you have a dog fouling problem in your area we can supply more signs.

Report a dog owner breaking a dog control order?

Dogs not on leads, wandering free, fouling, or in a dog exclusion area should be reported. To tell us of a problem with a dog owner or dog breaking a dog control order, use the:

Dog control order online complaint report form.