Be aware of new dog control powers from 1 December 2018
Dogs must be kept on leads around schools and in cemeteries and memorial gardens from December as part of new rules being introduced in Daventry District.
The new Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) will also limit to six the number of dogs that can be walked by one person at one time, and prohibit smoking in fenced-off play areas.
The new PSPO, which will come into force on 1 December, also includes all the rules set out under the existing PSPO, which state owners must:
- Pick up after their dog
- Carry the means to pick up after their dog
- Prevent their dog from entering a fenced-off children’s play area
- Put their dog on a lead when requested by an authorised officer
- Keep their dog on a lead around the café area at Daventry Country Park.
DDC will be working alongside schools and parish councils across the District in the weeks leading up to 1 December in order to agree appropriate boundaries and signage for the regulations requiring dogs to be put on leads.
The boundaries around schools will focus mainly on entries and exits and will apply only on school days. No smoking signage will also be added to fenced-off children’s play areas.
Anyone who breaks one of the orders risks a £100 on-the-spot fine or, in serious cases, prosecution, though the additional new regulations will only be full enforced from April 1.
Anyone who breaks one of the orders risks a £100 on-the-spot fine or, in serious cases, prosecution.
See here for further details.