The council is proposing to introduce new powers to tackle irresponsible dog owners in its area. The Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO), if introduced, will require any person in charge of a dog:
Any person found, by an authorised person, to be in breach of these requirements will commit an offence and could be dealt with either by way of a Fixed Penalty Notice or prosecution in the magistrate’s court.
The council recognises that for those who use an assistance dog these requirements are not reasonable and therefore they will be exempt from the requirements of the PSPO.
Issues relating to dogs will be addressed through education and awareness raising, and the PSPO, should it be adopted, will be promoted in the following ways:
Please use the following links to view the draft PSPO and to complete our online consultation form. A set of frequently asked questions has also been produced to help detail the proposed PSPO.
This consultation will run until Friday 2 August 2019. It is the intention to report the outcome to the next meeting of this council’s cabinet on Wednesday 4 September 2019. If approved, the order would take effect on 20 October 2019.
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Contact the team directly on 01773 570222 or email firstname.lastname@example.org