Public Space Protection Order

The Consultation Period 

Blaenau Gwent CBC went out for public consultation on the introduction of a public space protection order for dog controls within the borough between the 6th June 2019 and the 5th July 2019. All comments received as part of the consultation process where considered and included as part of the decision making process.

The public space protection order for dog controls proposed to re-introduce 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. 

The Outcome

On the 10th October 2019 Blaenau Gwent CBC met and discussed the introduction of a new public space protection order for dog controls and the specific locations affected. The public space protection order for dog controls was approved by Blaenau Gwent CBC with a start date of the 1st November 2019. The new public space protection order for dog controls 2019 will replace the existing public space protection order for dog controls that was introduced in 2016.

All of the areas that have been included as either a dog exclusion area or a dog on lead area by the public space protection order for dog controls are identified by the location plans and reference document below.

What will Happen Next?

Confirmation notices will be displayed at all of the locations that will be affected by the introduction of the public space protection order for dog controls 2019.

Warning signs will also be placed at all locations affected by the public space protection order.

What is the penalty for failing to comply with a 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

Related Documents