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Consultation on a Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) for dog control in the county. This consultation closed on 5 July 2017 and the order has been passed.

This consultation is closed. It ran from Tuesday 23 May to Wednesday 5 July 2017.

The PSPO for dog control came into effect on 27 March 2018 for a period of three years.

A Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) was created by the 2014 Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act to deal with any nuisances or problems in a particular area that affects the local community's quality of life. PSPOs impose conditions or restrictions on people using that area.

The PSPO for dog control replaced the four existing Dog Control Orders which were previously made by the council under the provisions of the Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005 and which will cease to have effect from 20 October 2017.

In summary the PSPO for dog control will:

  • Require dog owners to remove dog faeces
  • Require dogs to be kept on leads within land that is used as a memorial, burial ground, cemetery or garden of remembrance
  • Require dog owners to put their dog on a lead when directed to do so by an authorised officer. This will apply to any public land where a dog is considered to be out of control or causing alarm or distress
  • Exclude dogs from a dog exclusion zone (see the maps showing the dog control areas)

Consultation documents

If you have any queries, please email pspoconsultation@herefordshire.gov.uk

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PSPO more information

Published: Tuesday, 23rd May 2017