Dogs Public Spaces Protection Order
The council brought in tough new rules tackling dog fouling on 1 July 2016.
These take the form of a public spaces protection order (PSPO), which allows the council to take enforcement action by issuing on the spot £100 fines (and a maximum court penalty of £1,000) to dog walkers who:
- fail to clean up after their dog;
- permit their dogs to enter areas of Redcar and Saltburn beaches between 1 May and 30 September;
- permit their dogs to enter any of the council's nine cemeteries;
- permit their dogs to enter any of the 64 fenced-off children's play areas across the borough;
- fail to have the means to pick-up after their dog.
As PSPOs are in force for a maximum three years if not renewed, the council recently sought views on its proposal to renew or extend the existing dog control powers in force within the borough for another three years beyond 30 June 2019 (until 30 June 2022).
This consultation closed on Wednesday 26 June 2019.
As the council has secured overwhelming support for its proposal to extend its dog control PSPO powers for another three years, the council has now exercised its powers, under section 60 of the Antisocial Behaviour, Crime and Policing (2014) Act, to extend the Redcar & Cleveland public spaces protection order 2016 for a further three years – until 30 June 2022 – in order to tackle dog fouling and other forms of irresponsible dog ownership.
You can view the content of the Redcar & Cleveland public spaces protection order (dogs) extension no. 1 of 2019 below.