Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) and issues
The PSPO [PDF, 3Mb] is one of the tools the council employs to control the minority of irresponsible dog owners. There are three separate parts of the Order relating to dog control:
- Dog faeces left by any dog should be removed immediately by the person in charge of or responsible for the dog.
- Dogs are excluded from enclosed children’s play areas and other designated sites such as schools.
- A single person cannot have more than four dogs in their sole charge.
Anyone found breaking the PSPO can be issued with an on the spot fixed penalty notice or prosecuted. See our fixed penalty notices page for details of fines.