Anyone who lives in or visits Fylde knows that our area is blessed with amazing beaches, parks and open spaces. We want those places to be welcoming and safe environments for all, including dog walkers.

The council has introduced Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs) to balance the needs of dog walkers with the rest of the public. PSPOs are formal orders made by the council under the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014. They apply to anyone in charge of a dog in certain areas in the Fylde Council district. The requirements of the current PSPOs are listed below, and you can download a full copy of each order from this page.

  • Paddling pools, fountains and other similar places: Keep your dog out
  • Enclosed outdoor play areas: Keep your dog out
  • St Annes beach and sand dunes (between the lifeboat station and North Promenade Car Park): Keep your dog out from Good Friday to 30 September
  • Ashton Gardens: Keep your dog on a lead
  • Lowther Gardens: Keep your dog on a lead
  • Fairhaven Lake: Keep your dog on a lead
  • Lytham Park Cemetery: Keep your dog on a lead
  • Promenade and Promenade Gardens: Keep your dog on a lead
  • Council-owned car parks: Keep your dog on a lead
  • Roads and pavements: Keep your dog on a lead
  • All other public places: Put your dog on a lead if requested
  • All public places: Pick up your dog’s fouling

Certain exceptions apply to some of these orders. Please download and look at the order itself for full details of the requirements, their extent and exceptions.

Most people understand the need for the orders and comply with them. Our wardens are always happy to explain exactly what is required. But you can be ultimately be issued with a fixed penalty notice of (£100) or be taken to court and fined up to £1,000 in court if you do not comply and don’t have a reasonable excuse.

Further information on the specific PSPOs can be found on the table below.

PSPO Document TitleFile Type
Dogs on lead by request PSPO
Dog foulingPDF
Dogs on leads in car parksPDF
Dogs in ornamental water featuresPDF
Dogs on leads on highwaysPDF
Dogs on lead at Lytham CemeteryPDF
Dogs on Promenade and Promenade GardensPDF
Dog exclusion amenity beach seasonalPDF
Dogs in enclosed play areasPDF
Lowther GardensPDF
Ashton GardensPDF
Fairhaven LakePDF