Public Spaces Protection Orders

One the 1st November 2016 Blaenau Gwent CBC introduced a Public Space Protection Order- Dog Controls that created three offences-

  1. The Fouling of Land by Dogs - this will apply County Borough wide, where it is an offence to fail to remove dog faeces. 
  2. Dog Exclusion Areas -  this will apply to specified areas of land identified by location plans, where it is an offence to allow a dog to enter an area designated as a dog exclusion area.
  3. Dogs on Lead Areas - this will apply to specified areas of land identified by location plans, where it is an offence not to keep a dog on a lead in an area designated as a dog on lead area. 

Signs have been put up at all sites effected by dog exclusion areas and dogs on lead areas.

What locations are effected?

All locations effected by the Public Space Protection Order- Dog Controls (including plans).

What is the penalty for failing to comply with the Public Space Protection Order- Dog Controls?

Blaenau Gwent CBC will offer a fixed penalty notice of £100 for offences contained within the Public Space Protection Order- Dog Controls. Failure to pay the fixed penalty notice will result in the authority taking legal action which may result in a maximum fine of level 3 on the standard scale, which is currently £1,000. 

Who can I contact about the public space protection order- dog controls?

If you have any queries regarding the public space protection order- dog controls please contact-

Environmental Health Section
Public Protection Service
Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council
Municipal Offices
Civic Centre
Ebbw Vale
NP23 6XB

Phone: (01495) 357813

Fax: (01495) 355834

Email: environmental.health@blaenau-gwent.gov.uk

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