About Dog Control PSPO

Review of dog related Public Space Protection Orders, 2020

Notice is hereby given that Eden District Council (‘the Council’) proposes to extend the existing Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs) relating to dog control for a further period of three years under Section 60(2) of the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 and of all other enabling powers.

The Council considers the three year extension of the existing PSPOs necessary to prevent anti-social behaviour issues, relating to dog control and dog fouling, recurring and increasing in frequency and seriousness after such time as the current orders expire, on the 19 October 2020.

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?

Contact the Community Wardens on the details below to report dogs not on leads, wandering free, fouling, or in a dog exclusion area. You can also the a warden about a problem with a dog owner or dog breaking a dog control order.

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