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Dog Control Public Space Protection Order Consultation

The consultation runs from 13 February 2017 until 13 March 2017.

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The Proposals

Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council is proposing to update the exisitng Dog Control Orders under the Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005 to a Dog Control Public Space Protection Order under the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014.  The order will put the 4 existing orders into one and requires owners to:

  • Clear up when a dog has fouled
  • Keep dogs on a lead in some areas
  • Put dogs on a lead when asked to do so
  • Keep dogs out of some areas

View the proposed dog control order and the sites it relates to.

The Council are also seeking views on utilising NSL officers to assist existing Council Officers with the enforcement of the Order.

This order does not apply to those registered blind or utilising an assistance dog from Dogs for the Disabled, Support Dogs, Canine Partners for Independence or Hearing Dogs for Deaf People.

Penalties

The penalty in relation to any offence in the above Dog Control Public Space Protection Order is a fixed penalty notice in the sum of £100, the maximum available, to be paid within 14 days, reduced to £80 if paid within 10 days.  This is an increase from the existing £80 reduced to £60.

If the penalty notice is not paid or is not the appropriate amount, we may prosecute the offender in the Magistrates court where the maximum fine is currently £1000.

Last updated Wednesday, 15th February 2017

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