Dog Control Public Space Protection Order

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Canterbury City Council has launched a public consultation on proposals to create a new Public Space Protection Order for Dog Control (PSPO) which would be in place for a period of three years.

The current PSPO has been in place since 2021 and sets out a standard of behaviour which all dog owners are required to follow.

It enables the council to take enforcement action against those who don’t. This includes issuing a current fixed penalty fine of £100 in place or prosecution.

The purpose of the PSPO is to enable the community to address specific dog control issues in public spaces, such as dog fouling in parks or allowing a dog to enter children’s play areas. It is not intended to unduly restrict dog owners from responsibly exercising their dogs across the district.

Consultation has now closed and comments can no longer be submitted.

You can read the results of the consultation.

Published: 11 September 2023

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