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Rotherham Council set to extend dog controls

Rotherham Council is set to renew a scheme which issues fines to dog walkers who do not pick up after pets for a further year. 

A pubic spaces protection order (PSPO) has been in place since 2020, but runs out this year. 

Offences under the order also include failing to put dogs on a lead. 

The council says that although the reports of dog fouling have reduced, the issue remains “an important one where both risks to health and physical repulsion are significant”. 

Non-compliance with the order is punishable by a fixed penalty notice of up to £100 or, upon conviction, a fine up to £1,000. 

The extension is set to be approved on 20 November. 

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