In September 2015, Bassetlaw District Council introduced a Public Spaces Protection Order aimed at controlling anti-social behaviour relating to dogs and dog ownership.
Public Spaces Protection Orders last for a maximum period of three years, but the council may renew the Order for a further three-year period if it is believed that the Order is still necessary.
Following public consultation, the Order was amended and renewed in September 2018.
The Council's Public Spaces (Dog Control) Order 2018 states that:
- Owners must pick up their dog’s faeces on any land to which the public have access.
- Owners must keep their dogs on leads in specified burial grounds cemeteries and churchyards.
- Dogs are banned from specified fenced children’s play areas.
- Owners must produce, when directed by an authorised officer, suitable means, such as a bag, for removing dog faeces from designated land.
The council would like to seek the public’s views on whether the Order should be renewed for a further three-year period and whether the areas of land covered, or the other requirements of the Order, should be amended.
Last Updated on Friday, February 12, 2021