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Have Your Say - Dog Control PSPO Consultation 2023

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Have Your Say - Dog Control PSPO Consultation 2023

Conwy County Borough Council is urging local residents to take part in a consultation on the control of dogs in public places.

The current Dog Control Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) 2020 is in place until October 2023, when the proposed new draft Order would come into force.

The current Order includes:

  • Dog Exclusion Zones (e.g. beaches, playing fields)
  • Dog Fouling and means to pick up
  • Dogs on Leads
  • Dogs on Leads when asked by an authorised officer

The Council now has the opportunity to review the existing PSPO and has received requests for three new areas to be added to the proposed Dog Control PSPO 2023, namely Penmachno Playing Field; Rhos Point to the Promenade Access Point in line with College Avenue, Rhos on Sea; and the new dry beach between Colwyn Bay and Rhos on Sea.

The consultation runs until 4th October 2023 and the Council is asking the public to submit their views on extending the Dog Control PSPO for the next three years and including the three new areas.

Cllr Emily Owen, Cabinet Member for Cabinet Member for Housing and Regulatory Services said, “Proposed Public Space Protection Orders and dog fouling are topics that regularly come up in most councillors’ inboxes.

“These Dog Control Orders aim to create a balance for dog owners and people who don’t have dogs to be able to enjoy public spaces.

“Our aim is to prevent the small number of irresponsible dog owners from allowing their dogs to foul, stray, and be out of control in a public place – thereby keeping everyone, including animals, safe.”

“I’d encourage everyone to get involved and have their say.”

The Public Space Protection Order, the proposed changes, maps and response form are available to view on the council’s website at

If you don’t have access to the website, paper copies of the consultation and response forms are available at Coed Pella Council Offices, Colwyn Bay.

The closing date for comments is 4th October 2023.

The results of the consultation will be presented to the Council’s Economy and Place Overview and Scrutiny Committee and Cabinet for the final decision.


Posted on 06/09/2023

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