Have your say on Bassetlaw wide Dog Control Order

Bassetlaw District Council is asking residents if they would like to keep the existing Bassetlaw wide Public Spaces Protection Order that relates to dog fouling and areas where dogs should be kept on leads.

The Council introduced a Public Spaces (Dog Control) Order in 2018 that states:

  • 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.

As Public Spaces Protection Orders last for a maximum period of three years, the Council is now seeking 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.

Cllr Julie Leigh, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods, said: “In 2015, the Council introduced dog control orders in Bassetlaw and these were extended after consultation as a district wide Public Spaces (Dog Control) Order in 2018.”

“These orders are part of our measures to tackle dog fouling and support our enforcement activity. The vast majority of dog owners in Bassetlaw are responsible, but it is important that we have the tools in place to deal with those who don’t pick up, or properly control their dog.

“The Council want to hear people’s views on the Public Spaces (Dog Control) Order and whether it should be extended for another three years.”

The consultation will end on 22nd March 2021.

Last Updated on Wednesday, October 13, 2021