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North East Derbyshire District Council consults over dog controls

North East Derbyshire District Council is consulting on a new Dog Management Public Space Protection Order (PSPO).

Public spaces protection orders were introduced in the Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014. They are intended to deal with a particular nuisance or problem that is detrimental to a local community’s quality of life by imposing conditions on the use of that area.

North East Derbyshire District Council’s current PSPO is due to expire on 26 October 2023 and it is seeking views on the proposed extension of the PSPO for another three years.

The requirements listed on the Ooder are:

  • Dog Fouling must be removed.
  • A person in charge of a dog must carry the means to pick up the dog’s waste.
  • Dogs must be put on lead if directed by an authorised officer.
  • A person must not be in charge of more than six dogs.
  • Dogs are excluded in areas specified where fenced, enclosed or defined by other means.
  • Dogs must be on leads while on each and every length of road (including pavements, footways and verges), pedestrianised areas, cemeteries and churchyards.

A Fixed Penalty Notice can be issued for £100 for failing to comply with any of the requirements in the order.

The council is encouraging local people, businesses, and visitors to the district to respond to the consultation, which closes on 1 September 2023.

The consultation can be found here.

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