Dog Control Public Space Protection Order
Flintshire County Council are to consult on extending the current Dog Control PSPO as required to by the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014.
The current prohibitions, which the Council propose be extended for another three years, require dog owners to:
- Remove their dog’s waste immediately from the ground at all public locations
- Put their dog on a lead when directed to do so by an authorised officer. This only applies to any public land where a dog is considered to be out of control or causing alarm and distress
- Keep dogs on leads within cemeteries
- Have a means on their person to collect dog waste from the ground if asked by an authorised officer.
Dogs would also be excluded from entering:
- Enclosed children's play areas
- The playing areas of marked sports pitches
- The playing area of specific sporting or recreational facilities
- School Grounds
In addition, as a result of reports of dogs not being properly controlled at the footpath around The Rosie, Wepre Park, Connahs Quay and Mold Memorial Gardens, Maes Bodlonfa, Mold the Council are also consulting on either banning dogs or requiring dogs to be kept on a lead at all times at these sites.
Any breaches of the above would result in the issuing of a Fixed Penalty Notice to the person responsible for the dog.
Open to consultation between Monday 5th June and Friday 14th July more information, including a list of potential sites where the prohibitions would be enforced, can be found on the Council’s website www.flintshire.gov.uk/en/Resident/Streetscene/New-Measures-for-Dog-Control.aspx
Residents who need support to access the information online can visit one of the Council’s Connects Centres where Advisors will be happy to assist. Residents are advised to check opening times before making the journey by calling 01352 752121 or visit the Council's website https://www.flintshire.gov.uk/en/Resident/Contact-Us/Flintshire-Connects.aspx
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