Dog Control Public Space Protection Order
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 flintshire.gov.uk/dogcontrolpspo 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.