On the 20th October 2017, as a requirement of the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014, the Councils existing Dog Control Orders became a single Public Space Protection Order. This change was automatic in law.
The Council is now reviewing these dog controls, so is consulting on a proposed amended Public Space Protection Order which would last for 3 years, following which it will need to be reviewed.
The proposals aim to create a balance so that dog owners can enjoy their dogs and ensure their welfare, whilst at the same time others can still enjoy public spaces without interference or impact from dogs and irresponsible dog ownership.
It is therefore important that dog owners and non-dog owners alike respond to the consultation.
The documents on this webpage provide details of the proposals and how to respond. Following the consultation and consideration of responses, any next steps will be decided by a meeting of the Economy and Place Scrutiny Committee.
The consultation will start on 22/01/2018 and finish on 23/02/2018.
* If you are having trouble completing the Dog Consultation Response Form electronically, please download the most recent version of the free Adobe Acrobat Reader software here: https://get.adobe.com/uk/reader/