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Public spaces protection orders

Dog fouling

You’ll receive a fine if your dog fouls and you don’t clear it up immediately.

The Public Spaces Protection Order - Dogs on Lead and Dog Exclusions 2020 (PDF 624kb) enforces this.

Applies to

This Public Spaces Protection Order applies to any land which we’re responsible for including:

  • land which is open to the air in any way
  • land which the public can have access to with or without paying
  • public footpaths
  • grass areas beside a public pathway


This order doesn’t apply if you:


You’ll receive a Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN) of £100 if your dog fouls and you don’t pick it up immediately.

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