Public spaces protection orders are in place across the borough for the enforcement of dog control under the Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014. These PSPOs require a person in control of a dog to comply with conditions including:
- Dogs to be kept on leads in certain locations
- Dogs to be excluded from certain locations
- The immediate removal of dog faeces
Failure to comply with a PSPO is an offence which can be dealt with by a fixed penalty notice of £100 or by prosecution (maximum fine of £1000). The orders expire on 1 October, but the council is minded, subject to consultation responses, to extend their operation for a further three years. We are interested in your views about whether the orders should be extended. Full details of the Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPO) for Dog Control in Fylde are available on the Council website at: Fylde Dog Enforcement Measures.
If you have any observations, comments or questions about the proposals, please let us know by responding to this consultation. We will consider what you say when taking the final decision whether to extend the orders, as long as you respond by Monday 28 September.