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Dog Control Public Space Protection Order

Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council has updated the previously existing 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 came into effect 1st July 2017 and puts the 4 previously 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 order here.

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.


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.  

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 Tuesday, 7th November 2017

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