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Dog fouling public space protection order (PSPO) consultation

The Council is considering the introduction of a borough-wide Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) for the prohibition of dog fouling, per s.75 of the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014. The existing order which regulates dog fouling will lapse on 20 October 2020 and we are opening up a public consultation to gather feedback from the public about this issue.

The PSPO allows the Council to issue fixed penalty notices (FPNs) against individuals who allow their dogs to foul in public without cleaning up afterwards.

It is essential that the order includes exemptions for those who are unable to clean up after their dog so we’d also like your representations with regards to whether there are any other instances in which you feel an exemption can be made.

This consultation begins on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 and will end on Wednesday, August 26, 2020.

To take part, please answer the questions below, or email responses to the below questions to

It is important that you use the myAllerdale mobile app, use or call us on 0303 123 1702 to report dog fouling, including a report of dog fouling in your consultation response could delay how quickly we action the clean-up.

Dog fouling PSPO

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