Public Space Protection Orders for the Control of Dogs

East Staffordshire Borough Council takes a 'Zero Tolerance' approach to dog related issues across the Borough. Our Communty and Civil Enforcement Team work hard to both engage and educate the public on various dog related issues, in addition to enforcing where necessary.

Public Space Protection Orders (PSPO), previously Dog Control Orders, offer the Police and Local Authority additional powers contained within the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act (2014) to control dog related anti-social behaviour. Under the Public Space Protection Order for the Control of Dogs, East Staffordshire Borough Council have introduced five conditions which can be seen detailed in the table below. Three of these apply to the whole of the East Staffordshire Borough, where as the remaining two are contained to specific sites.

One condition which applies to the whole of the East Staffordshire Borough is 'failure to provide a receptacle to pick up dog faeces'. Subsequently a person who is in charge of a dog, is required to carry a suitable receptacle for picking up dog faeces. A 'receptacle' is defined as any poop-scoop bag or the equivalent capable of holding faeces for disposal in a litter bin. Scroll down to our FAQ's for more detail.

PSPO Condition PSPO Location
Failure to remove dog faeces. Across the whole of the East Staffordshire Borough.
Failure to provide a receptacle to pick up dog faeces. Across the whole of the East Staffordshire Borough.
Failure to keep a dog on a lead in a PSPO area, where dogs are required to be on a lead. Site specific. Please refer to the table below.
Failure to keep a dog out of a PSPO area, where dogs are excluded. Site specific. Please refer to the table below.
Failure to put and keep a dog on a lead when instructed. Across the whole of the East Staffordshire Borough.

You can find more information regarding the Public Space Protection Order for the Control of Dogs using the links below:

Download the Public Space Protection Order

Validity of Orders

The table below shows the location of the Public Space Protection Order, when the conditions are site specific. Please click on the relevant link under 'Details of Locations' to access a detailed map of the area where the PSPO conditions have been applied.

Public Space Protection Orders Details of Locations Dogs on Lead  Dogs Excluded Status
Abbey Mallens Croft play area fenced   Y Current
Abbotts Bromley Church Yard, St Nicholas Church, Abbots Bromley Y   New
Anglesey Anglesey Road Community Park play area fenced and open play area   Y New
Anglesey Uppermills Play area - open play   Y Current
Barton under Needwood Fish Pond Y   Current
Barton under Needwood Ash Tree Pocket Park Y   New
Barton under Needwood Collinson Park Y   Current
Barton under Needwood Collinson Road play area   Y New
Barton under Needwood St James Church Burial Grounds Y   Current
Barton under Needwood The Green off Park Road Y   Current
Barton under Needwood Oak Road Park and Play area fenced   Y Amended
Bramshall Parish Bramshall St Lawrence Church yard    Y Current
Bramshall Parish Bramshall Recreation Grounds play area fenced   Y Current
Bramshall Parish Footpath from Church yard to Buckley Close Y   Current
Bramshall Parish Stocks Lane footpath Y   Current
Branston Aviation Lane play area   Y Current
Branston Branston Water Park in its entirety Y   New
Branston Branston Water Park play area fenced   Y Current
Branston Clays Lane play area   Y Amended
Branston Glencroft Close play area fenced   Y Current
Branston Higgot Close play area fenced   Y Current
Branston Lonsdale Road play area fenced   Y Current
Branston Mellor Road play area fenced   Y Current
Branston Newman Drive play area fenced   Y Current
Branston Palmer Close play area fenced   Y Current
Branston Portland Avenue play area fenced    Y Current
Branston Torrence Close play area/open play   Y Current
Branston Torrance Close Y   Current
Branston Caraway Drive play area fenced   Y Current
Branston Shipley Close play area fenced   Y Current
Branston Regents Park play area fenced   Y New
Branston Beverley Road to Lingfield Road footpath and grass area Y   New
Brizlincote Ashbrook play area fenced   Y Current
Brizlincote Franklin Close play area fenced   Y Current
Brizlincote Grasmere Close play area   Y Current
Brizlincote Grasmere Close Y   Current
Brizlincote Hargate Road play area fenced   Y Current
Brizlincote Clifton Way play area fenced   Y Current
Brizlincote Clifton Way open space Y   New
Brizlincote Tower Woods Y   Current
Brizlincote Tower Woods play area fenced   Y Current
Brizlincote Redwood Drive Y   Current
Brizlincote Trevelyn Close play area fenced   Y Current
Brizlincote Bridleway (Behind Jasmine Close) Y   New
Burton Abbots Garden - Garden of Remembrance Y   Current
Burton Library Civic Site Y   Current
Burton Wetmore Community Play Park area fenced   Y Current
Burton Wetmore Lane to Electric Street footpath Y   Current
Burton Wetmore Recreation Ground Y   Current
Burton The Waterfront play area fenced   Y Current
Burton Memorial Gardens Y   Current
Burton The Maltings play area fenced   Y Current
Burton Market Place Y   New
Burton The Washlands Y   New
Burton Uxbridge Street Gardens Y   Current
Car Park Trinity Road (Uttoxeter) Y   Current
Car Park Duke Street (Tutbury) Y   Current
Car Park Library (Burton) Y   Current
Car Park Cooper's Square (Burton) Y   Current
Car Park Burton Place including rooftop and rear (Burton) Y   New
Car Park Meadowside Leisure Centre car park (Burton) Y   New
Car Park Uttoxeter Leisure Centre car park (Uttoxeter) Y   New
Car Park Fleet Street (Burton) Y   New
Car Park The Maltings (Uttoxeter) Y   Current
Churnet Millbank Drive play area fenced   Y Current
Churnet Woodland Drive play area fenced   Y Current
Croxden Church and Church grounds Y   New
Croxden Great Gate Village Green Y   New
Denstone Former Railway Line Teen Recreation area open College Road Y   Current
Denstone Oak Road play area fenced   Y Current
Draycott Parish Draycott playing field Stoneybrook Adventure playground open play on/around play equipment    Y Current
Draycott Parish Draycott playing field open play Y   Current
Ellastone St Peters Church yard  Y   New
Eton Eton Road Community Park   Y Current
Hanbury Parish Council Wood Lane play area fenced   Y Current
Horninglow Horninglow Community Play park area fenced   Y Current
Horninglow Horninglow Community Play park open play area Y   Current
Horninglow Carver Road Play area play   Y Current
Horninglow Carver Road Community Park  Y   Current
Horninglow Horninglow Green Y   Current
Marchington Parish Silver Lane play area fenced    Y Current
Marchington Parish Forrest Side play area fenced   Y Current
Marchington   David Share Memorial play area   Y Current
Needwood Sandiway Play area fenced   Y Current
Newborough Parish Duffield Lane Green   Y Current
Newborough Parish Duffield Elton Close Play Park (Riverbank)   Y Current
Rangemore All Saints Church yard Y   Current
Rangemore Playing field open area   Y Current
Rocester Parish High Street Recreation Ground   Y Current
Rolleston Cemetery Y   Current
Shobnall Princess Street play area (Unity Park)   Y Current
Shobnall Shobnall Fields - (playing fields play area fenced/Skateboard Park/Running Tracks fenced/Tennis Courts fenced/Bowling Green)   Y Amended
Shobnall - Dogs on leads -Weekends only 9am to 5pm 1 Sept to 31 May The whole of Shobnall Fields Y   Amended
Shobnall Dallow Lock car park Y   Current
Stapenhill Cumberland Road play area fenced/open play   Y Current
Stapenhill Edgehill Community Park play area fenced   Y Current
Stapenhill Heath Road Community Park play area fenced   Y Current
Stapenhill Gardens play area fenced   Y Current
Stapenhill Stapenhill Gardens Y   Current
Stapenhill Stapenhill Church Bank Y   Current
Stapenhill Stapenhill Cemetery (incl forget-me-not gardens) Y   Current
Stramshall Parish High Street Village Green   Y Current
Stramshall Parish Broomeyclose Lane playing field open play area   Y Current
Stramshall Parish Broomeyclose Lane playing field Y   Current
Stramshall Parish Broomeyclose Lane & Creighton Lane (grass verge) Y   New
Stramshall   Grass frontages 1-4 Hollington Lane Y   Current
Stramshall Grass frontages 5-18 Hollington Lane Y   Current
Stramshall Spath Green Y   Current
Stramshall Grassed area surrounding Village Hall   Y Current
Stretton Bitham Lane Community Park play area fenced   Y Current
Stretton Bitham Court play area fenced   Y Current
Stretton Hillfield Playing Fields play area fenced   Y Current
Stretton Knightsbridge Way play area fenced   Y Current
Stretton Manton Close play area fenced   Y Current
Stretton Millenium Garden fenced area   Y Current
Stretton Amberlands area fenced   Y Current
Tatenhill Tatenhill Green Y   Current
Tatenhill Tatenhill Memorial and Thanksgiving Hall Y   Current
Tatenhill St Michael's and All Angels Church yard Y   Current
Town Avocet Close play area fenced   Y Current
Town Blounts Drive play area fenced   Y Current
Town Brookland Close play area fenced   Y Current
Town Chaffinch Drive play area fenced   Y Current
Town George Elliott's Close play area open   Y Current
Town Hazelwalls Community Park play area fenced   Y Current
Town Heron Drive play area fenced   Y Current
Town Kestrel Close play area fenced   Y Current
Town Lark Rise play area fenced   Y Current
Town Oldfield Park play area fenced   Y Current
Town Pennycroft Lane Community Park play areas fenced   Y Current
Town Silver Birch Close play area fenced   Y Current
Town Skylark Close play area fenced   Y Current
Town Seagrams Way play area fenced   Y Current
Town Kynnersley Croft play area fenced   Y Current
Town Demontford Way play area fenced   Y Current
Town Russell Close play area fenced   Y Current
Tutbury and Outwoods The Park Pale play area fenced   Y Current
Tutbury and Outwoods Tutbury Mill site play area fenced/open play   Y Current
Tutbury and Outwoods Green Valley Drive play area fenced   Y Current
Tutbury and Outwoods Cromwell Close play area open play   Y Current
Tutbury and Outwoods Beamhill Road play area   Y Current
Uttoxeter Heath Davies Drive play area open play   Y Current
Uttoxeter Heath Grange Road Recreation play area open play   Y Current
Uttoxeter Heath Weaver Lodge play area fenced   Y Current
Uttoxeter Heath The Willows play area fenced   Y Current
Weaver Moorlands Drive play area fenced   Y Current
Winshill Canterbury Road Community Park play area fenced   Y Amended
Winshill Canterbury Road Community Park play area Y   Amended
Winshill Mill Hill Lane play area fenced   Y Current
Winshill Newton Road play area fenced   Y Current
Winshill Wheatley Lane Park play area fenced   Y Current
Yoxall Alexandra Drive play area fenced   Y Current
Yoxall Parish Ferrers Field Playing Field play area fenced   Y Current
Yoxall Parish Ferrers Field Y   Current
Yoxall Parish St Peters Church Burial Ground   Y Current
Yoxall Parish Weaverslake Sports Field Hadley Street  Y   Current

Frequently Asked Questions 

What is a receptacle?

A 'receptacle' is defined as any poop-scoop bag or the equivalent capable of holding faeces for disposal in a litter bin.

Can Community And Civil Enforcement Officers ask to see my dog bags?

Yes. Under Section 68 of the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014, East Staffordshire Borough Council has implemented a borough wide Public Space Protection Order. As a person who is in charge of a dog, this requires you to carry a suitable receptacle for picking up dog faeces. A suitable receptacle is defined as any poop-scoop bag or the equivalent capable of holding faeces for disposal in a litter bin. If you are unable to produce a suitable receptacle when requested by a Community and Civil Enforcement Officer, or similarly choose not to, you will be subject to a Fixed Penalty Notice. If left unpaid this will be escalated to the Magistrates Court.

As a person who is in charge of a dog, how many dog bags should I carry?

The simplest answer is ‘plenty’. The Public Space Protection Order does not specify how many dog bags you should carry on your person. However it does state that if you are unable to produce a suitable receptacle when requested by a Community and Civil Enforcement Officer, or similarly choose not to, you will be subject to a Fixed Penalty Notice. If left unpaid this will be escalated to the Magistrates Court. Therefore ‘Don’t Get Caught Short’ take plenty.