Renewal of the Dog Control and Dog Fouling Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) CY

Renewal of the Dog Control and Dog Fouling Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) CY

Why are we doing this?: 

Wrexham Council currently has a dog control and dog fouling PSPO which cover the entire County Borough. It is due for renewal as it ends on 1st March 2020. The intention is to renew and update the current PSPO covering the County Borough.

The existing dog fouling requirements for owners to remove their dog’s faeces forthwith from public areas, the exclusion zones for dogs on bowling greens, marked sports pitches and  play areas (apart from owners with assisted dogs) , the dogs on a lead by direction which allows an Authorised Officer to instruct owners to place and keep a dog on a lead when necessary, dogs to be on a lead on public roads and pavements and to be kept on a lead around defined areas of parks such as visitor centres and car parks will all continue.  

In addition it is proposed to include a condition that requires a person who is in control of a dog, to be carrying an appropriate receptacle or bag to remove their dog’s faeces forthwith.

We are therefore contacting you as part of the required consultation process, we encourage you to look at the prohibitions suggested in the enclosed order and would be interested in your views on the matter.

The consultation period will be open on the 30 January 2020 and will close on the 27 February 2020, therefore please ensure any representations are made by this date.

If you would like to provide the feedback to the proposed Order in writing, stating the reasons for your views or objections, email for the attention of: joanne.rodgers@wrexham.gov.uk  or by post to The Chief Officer Environment and Technical Services Department, Wrexham County Borough Council, The Guildhall, Wrexham, LL11 1RA

Alternatively, If you have any comments regarding the proposed Dog Control and Dog Fouling PSPO then please click here.

What we found out: 

This statutory consultation indicated broad support for proposals for the renewal of the Dog Control and Dog Fouling Public Spaces Protection Order, including the new condition for the person who is in control of the dog(s) to be carrying an appropriate bag or receptacle for the removal of any faeces that their dog may deposit. Some concern was expressed over the specific type of bags that should be carried, ability to enforce effectively and lack of bin provision in the County Borough.

 

 

What difference has it made?: 

The Dog Control and Dog Fouling Public Spaces Protection Order was renewed, and the new condition for the person who is in control of the dog(s) to be carrying an appropriate bag or receptacle for the removal of any faeces that their dog may deposit, was implemented.

For further details, please see the Executive Board report of 8th September 2020.

 

Consultation start date 30 January 2020
Consultation end date 27 February 2020

Contact

Full addressContactContact numbers
Guildhall
Wrexham
LL11 1AR
Joanne Rodgers