Public Space Protection Orders for the Control of Dogs
To increase its efforts in tackling dog fouling, and requiring owners to keep their dogs on leads where it is appropriate to do so, East Staffordshire Borough Council is set to introduce new protection orders on public land.
These new Public Space Protection Orders (PSPO), previously Dog Control Orders, will cover a number of areas across the Borough, and offer the Police and Local Authority powers contained within the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act (2014) to control dog related anti-social behaviour, such as fouling or failing to keep dogs on leads in specific areas where it is appropriate to do so, such as within children’s play areas.
In addition, the new orders will now require dog walkers to carry an appropriate receptacle for picking up dog faeces.
The table below shows the location of the Public Space Protection Order across the borough.