Dog warden service

9. Promoting responsible dog ownership

We consulted on a PSPO to promote responsible dog ownership. The PSPO was approved by the council’s cabinet on 31 March 2022.

The PSPO includes the following measures.

  • prevention of fouling on public land. This allows the fine for dog fouling to be increased from £50 to £100
  • dogs to be excluded from children’s play areas and other enclosed sports areas
  • limit of four dogs to be under the control of one person on parks and other public open areas
  • dogs to be kept on leads in cemeteries
  • requiring people to have dog bags or the means to pick up after their dog
  • require people to put dogs that are causing a nuisance or are out of control on a lead when requested by an authorised officer

You can read the responsible dog ownership PSPO on our document page.