Public space protection orders
Public space protection orders have replaced dog control orders.
If you are in charge of a dog the orders require, as a minimum, that you must:
- keep your dog(s) under close control at all times
- carry a poo bag
- bag it and bin it
- keep your dog(s) out of children’s play areas
There are also orders for specific locations which set out certain rules if you are in charge of a dog:
- You must not allow your dog(s) to go on land that they are banned from.
- You must keep your dog(s) on a lead in set areas.
Anyone who fails to comply, without reasonable excuse, is in breach unless specific exemptions apply within the order.
If you see a dog in a controlled area, breaching a public space protection order, you can report it to us online.report a breach of a dog control PSPO