Renewal of the Dog Control and Dog Fouling Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) 2023

Renewal of the Dog Control and Dog Fouling Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) 2023

Why are we doing this?: 

Wrexham Council currently has a dog control and dog fouling Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) which cover the entire County Borough. It is due for renewal as it ends on 30th September 2023. 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 and for the person who is in control of a dog, to be carrying an appropriate receptacle or bag to remove their dog’s faeces forthwith will continue.

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 4 August 2023 and will close on the 28 August 2023, 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:  or by post to The Chief Officer Environment and Technical 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: 

Statutory consultation indicated broad support for the renewal of the PSPO in its current format.

The report to Executive Board 19th September 2023 ‘Renewal of the Public Spaces Protection Order – Dog Control and Dog Fouling’ provides further information. Appendix 3 of the report includes full details of consultation responses.

What difference has it made?: 

At Executive Board held 19th September 2023, Wrexham County Borough Council agreed to renew the Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) for dog fouling and dog control until 30th September 2026.  This PSPO covers the whole of Wrexham County Borough.

Consultation start date 04 August 2023
Consultation end date 28 August 2023


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