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North East Derbyshire District Council renews dog rules

North East Derbyshire District Council’s Dog Management Public Spaces Protection Order has been renewed for another three years. 

The district-wide order, which came into effect 26 October 2023, means: 

  • A person must not be in charge of more than six dogs. 
  • Dog fouling must be removed.
  • A person in charge of a dog must carry the means to pick up the dog’s waste.
  • Dogs on a lead by direction of an authorised officer.
  • Dogs 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 public consultation found that 91% of respondents were in favour of the extension. 

Leader of North East Derbyshire District Council, Councillor Nigel Barker, said: “We’re delighted to have renewed our Dog Management PSPO, which aims to keep the district clean from dog fouling which we know is a huge concern for our residents.

“The vast majority of dog owners are law abiding and I thank them for that. It’s those that don’t pick up after their dogs that this applies to, and that breaking the PSPO is a criminal offence.”

Breaching the PSPO could result in a hefty fine. 

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