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New rules for dog owners in places where children play

Allerdale Borough Council has put new rules in place to keep dogs away from places where children and sports teams play.

The Public Space Protection Orders have been implemented with the aim of preventing dog fouling, as well as making the parks safer places for children to enjoy. It is also hoped that they will reduce damage caused by dogs to landscaping in these areas. Dogs will be excluded from some areas of parks and sports fields, and must be on a lead in other specific areas.

The Public Space Protection Orders have been put in place following extensive consultation with the public, ward councillors and the town and parish councils. They were involved in identifying the worst affected areas which they thought would benefit from these new rules. If a dog owner breaches the order, they could be fined up to £80 on a fixed penalty notice, or £1,000 if the case went to court. These are the same fines which the Council already enforces for dog fouling.

Councillor Michael Heaslip, Allerdale Borough Council’s executive member with responsibility for locality services, said: “We’ve had countless reports of dog fouling problems on sports pitches and play areas – you don’t need me to go into detail about how disgusting this is for the children and teams which use them, never mind the health hazards which go with it.

“Safety concerns have also been raised about dogs being off their leads in parks where children run around - caused by dog owners who either can’t or won’t control their pets. In addition, our own environmental teams, and those of the town and parish councils frequently have to repair damage to landscaping and flower beds, at the taxpayers’ expense.

“By implementing these orders, we hope to make our parks and pitches cleaner, healthier and more pleasant places to be.”

The implementation of the Public Space Protection Orders will be advertised in the local press. Signage, which is being paid for jointly by Allerdale Borough Council and the town and parish councils, will be installed in the playing fields and parks showing maps of the specific areas affected to inform the public of the changes.




  1. For more information contact 01900 702526,
  2. Under the new orders, dogs are to be excluded from the following areas:

Rugby Field, Mossbay, Workington

Play Area, Siddick, Workington

Play Area, Jackson Street, Seaton

Crosby Village Green Play Area, Crosby

Gym, Vulcans Park, Workington

Harrington Marina Play Area, Harrington

Football Field, Curwen Park, Workington

Great Clifton Play Area, Great Clifton

Ellenborough Play Area, Maryport

Mawbray Green, Mawbray

Flimby Play Area, Flimby

Play Area, Lawson Garth, Brigham

Crosby Villa Play Area, Crosby Villa

Fletchertown Recreation Field, Fletchertown

Brewery House Play Area, Harrington

Northside Play Park, Northside

Newlands Lane Play Area, Workington

  1. Under the new orders, dogs must be kept on a lead in the following areas:

Rugby Field, Seaton

Playing Field, Cloffocks, Workington

Football Field, Mossbay, Workington

Jubilee Field (including entrance), Thursby

Pottery Park, Dearham

All Weather Sports Pitch, Moorclose, Workington

Football/Sports Fields X 2, Moorclose, Workington

Siddick Nature Reserve (both sides), Workington

Lawson Garth Playing Field, Brigham

Playing Field, Great Clifton

Playing Field, Flimby

Picnic Area close to former Paddling Pool, Maryport

Milltoft Recreation Field, Maryport

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Allerdale Borough Council
Allerdale House, Workington, Cumbria,
CA14 3YJ