Consultation on Controls of Dogs in Public

Consultation on Controls of Dogs in Public

22nd of August, 2020

Ribble Valley Borough Council wants all our views on whether control of dogs in public places should continue. A Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) was introduced in 2017, in order to keep our public spaces cleaner, safer & healthier. The Council now wishes to know if these PSPO's should be extended for a further three years.

The Order means it is an offence to:

  1. Let your dog foul in public
  2. Not be in possession of poop bags
  3. Let your dog off the lead in certain prescribed areas
  4. Allow your dog to enter a playground or sports pitch
  5. Refuse to put your dog on a lead if requested to do so by a Dog Warden
  6. Be in charge of more than four dogs at once

Anyone breaching the Order faces a £100 fixed penalty notice, or a day in court and fine up to £1000.

Ribble Valley Borough Council now wants to hear from residents, dog owners or otherwise on whether the Order should continue.

The Consultation runs until Midnight on Sunday 13 September and is available on Ribble Valley Borough Council website