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Public Space Protection Orders (PSPO) - Dogs

Summary of restrictions

Failing to pick up after your dog

It will be an offence under this part of the order if any person in control of a dog fails to remove its faeces from land forthwith

This order applies to any land within the borough of Wyre, which is:

  • open to the air (which includes land that is covered but open to the air on at least one side) and
  • to which the public are entitled or permitted to have access (with or without payment)

Please refer to schedule 1 of the order

Failing to provide at the request of an authorised officer the means to pick up after a dog

This is a control measure to further assist with tackling dog fouling concerns. Authorised officers may approach dog owners and request them to produce a device for or other suitable means of removing dog poo and transporting it to a bin (whether or not the dog has defecated). If the owner fails to produce this on request then provided it is on designated land and the offender is not exempted it would be considered an offence.

This order applies to any land within the borough of Wyre, which is:

  • open to the air (which includes land that is covered but open to the air on at least one side) and
  • to which the public are entitled or permitted to have access (with or without payment)

Please refer to schedule 2 of the order

Failing to put a dog on a lead when directed to do so by an authorised officer

Most dogs love being off the lead and in many circumstances, so long as your dog is safe and under control that is absolutely fine. However if an authorised officer has formed the opinion that a dog is causing danger or serious nuisance to other people or their dogs the owner will be ordered to bring it under control on a lead.
It is recognised that at some sites there is a potential for conflict with dog walkers and other users and whilst most owners will be responsible this measure enables authorised officers to request a dog be put on a lead if causing a nuisance, safety concerns or an organised event is in operation.

This order applies to designated land, please refer to the documents below:

Failing to exclude dogs from designated areas

This part of the order excludes dogs at all times from various designated areas within the borough, for example children’s play areas, marked sports pitches, sections of the beach. An offence is committed if an individual in charge of a dog, at any time takes a dog onto, or permits the dog to enter or remain on any land to which an order applies.

This order applies to designated land, please refer to the documents below:

Failing to keep dogs on leads in the designated dogs on leads areas

This part of the order requires a person in charge of a dog to keep that dog on a lead on all public roads, pavements and grass verges, which are within four metres of the carriageway and are maintainable at public expense. This also includes all council owned car parks, leisure centers and cemeteries.

This order applies to designated land, please refer to the documents below:

Exercising more than four dogs under the control of one person in a designated area

This order applies to designated land within the administrative boundary of Wyre Council, please refer to the documents below: