Control of dogs

  1. Summary

    On 26 July 2019, we made 5 Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs) relating to the control of dogs in the city. These orders are designed to make sure we can all use and enjoy public spaces, whilst still providing dog owners with ample opportunities to exercise their pets. 

    The orders make it an offence to: 

    •    Take your dog into an exclusion zone (such as a cemetery, children’s play area, sports facility or other specified area)

    •    Allow your dog to roam off-lead on all roads, pavements, footpaths and alleyways and in other specified public open spaces  across the city (You can still exercise your dog off its lead in parks and other public open spaces as long as there are no specific restrictions in place) 

    •    Fail to put and keep your dog on a lead under the direction of an authorised officer in a public open space

    •    Take more than 4 dogs onto a public open space 

    •    Fail to pick up faeces from your dog or be able to demonstrate you have the means to pick up after your dog

  2. Documents and plans

    The PSPOs relating to dog control can be viewed by following the links below:


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