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Shropshire Council to introduce new dog controls within weeks

Shropshire Council has agreed to introduce a new Public Spaces Protection Order to help tackle dog fouling and nuisance.

Officers will have the power to ask for a dog to be put on a lead in public areas where they are not under control or are acting aggressively.

In addition, dogs will be banned from fenced play and sports areas and requires them to be on a lead on the highways

The PSPO will enable Shropshire Council and the police to issue fixed penalty notices of £100 – or £50 if paid within 10 days – to dog walkers that allow a pet to foul pavements and public amenity spaces without clearing up afterwards.

The move follows an eight-week public consultation into the proposals.

The controls are set to come into force on 1 June, 2024.

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