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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 Community and Civil Enforcement Team work hard to both speak to and educate the public on various dog related issues, in addition to enforcing where necessary.

Public Space Protection Orders (PSPO), previously Dog Control Orders, give the Police and Local Authority extra powers to control dog related anti-social behaviour.

East Staffordshire Borough Council have introduced five conditions which can be seen in the table below. Three of these apply to the whole of the East Staffordshire Borough, whereas the other two are for specific areas.

One condition which applies to the whole of the East Staffordshire Borough is 'failure to provide a receptacle to pick up dog faeces'. A person who is in charge of a dog has to carry a receptacle for picking up dog faeces.

A 'receptacle' is defined as any poop-scoop bag capable of holding faeces that can be Thrown in a litter bin.

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

Public Space Protection Order Conditions

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

Find the Public Space Protection Order Near You

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   Current
Anglesey Anglesey Road Community Park play area fenced and open play area   Y Current
Anglesey Uppermills Play area - open play   Y Current
Barton under Needwood Fish Pond Y   Current
Barton under Needwood Ash Tree Pocket Park Y   Current
Barton under Needwood Collinson Park Y   Current
Barton under Needwood Collinson Road play area   Y Current
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 Current
Barton under Needwood Sandiway Play area fenced   Y Current
Bramshall Parish Bramshall St Lawrence Church yard  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   Current
Branston Branston Water Park play area fenced   Y Current
Branston Clays Lane play area   Y Current
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 Current
Branston Beverley Road to Lingfield Road footpath and grass area Y   Current
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   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   Current
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   Current
Burton The Washlands Y   Current
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   Current
Car Park Meadowside Leisure Centre car park (Burton) Y   Current
Car Park Uttoxeter Leisure Centre car park (Uttoxeter) Y   Current
Car Park Fleet Street (Burton) Y   Current
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   Current
Croxden Great Gate Village Green Y   Current
Denstone Former Railway Line College Road Y   Amended
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   Current
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 Carver Road Play area play   Y Current
Horninglow Horninglow Green Y   Current
Marchington Parish Silver Lane play area fenced    Y Current
Marchington   David Share Memorial play area   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
Rolleston on Dove Tafflands Play Area Y   New
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 Current
Shobnall - Dogs on leads -Weekends only 9am to 5pm 1 Sept to 31 May The whole of Shobnall Fields Y   Current
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   Current
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
Tatenhill Prince's Wood Y   New
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
Town Bramshall Recreation Grounds 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 Current
Winshill Canterbury Road Community Park play area Y   Current
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 Goose Green Y   New
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

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.

PSPO, The Consultation and Challenges

East Staffordshire Borough Council is keen to promote and help create a cleaner, safer and healthier environment for all to ‘love where you live’.

Public Space Protection Orders can be introduced for a maximum of three years and can be extended beyond this for a further three year period.

The Council, as the Local Authority has reviewed its Public Space Protection Order(s) (PSPO) under these Government guidelines and the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014.

Consultation Period

As such a six week consultation has taken place involving Councillors, Parish Councils, Police, associated agencies, residents and users of the public space.

This consultation is now closed and as a result there have been additions, changes and deletions to the existing PSPO’s for both dog control and alcohol.

PSPOs can be challenged under the Act on the grounds that the local authority did not have the power either to make the Order or include particular prohibitions or requirements, or that proper processes had not been followed as prescribed by the legislation.

Challenges must be made to the High Court within six weeks of the Order being made, and by an individual who lives in, regularly works in or visits the restricted area.

The High Court can uphold, quash or vary the PSPO and may decide to suspend the operation of the PSPO pending the verdict.

As with all orders and powers, the making of a PSPO can be challenged by judicial review on public law grounds within three months of the decision or action subject to challenge.