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New rules for dog owners

New rules for dog owners

Dog owners across North East Derbyshire will now have to adhere to new rules as North East Derbyshire District Council have introduced a Dog Management Public Space Protection Order (PSPO).

The Dog Management Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) measures will help enforce responsible dog ownership in public spaces across the District.

The district wide PSPO now makes it an offence in North East Derbyshire to;

  • allow a dog to foul without picking it up
  • not have the means to pick up
  • fail to put a dog on a lead when asked to do so by an authorised officer (for example, by a council officer or Derbyshire Constabulary)
  • have more than 6 dogs in your control
  • allow dogs in designated play areas, multi-use games areas, skate parks and gym equipment areas
  • allow dogs to be off leads whilst on roads, pavements, footways, pedestrianised areas, cemeteries and churchyards

For further information please click on the link https://www.ne-derbyshire.gov.uk/environmental-health/animals-and-pests/dog-management-pspo

If you have any questions regarding the PSPO please contact NEDDC on 01246 231111 or by emailing connectne@ne-derbyshire.gov.uk

Posted: Tue, 9 Feb 2021

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