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Dog Control Public Space Protection Order

Published: 31/07/2020

Flintshire County Council is to consult on extending the current Dog Control PSPO as required to by the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014. 

The prohibitions proposed would require dog owners to: 

  • remove dog 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.

Any breaches would result in the issuing of a Fixed Penalty Notice to the person responsible for the dog.

This matter is open to consultation from 3 August 2020 via a survey enclosed on the following web page which includes a list of potential sites where the prohibitions would be enforced, a Frequently Asked Questions document, and a copy of the draft order. 

Please take the time to complete the survey, we value your opinion and the consultation will be open until 4 September 2020.


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