Cornwall Council Public Spaces Protection Order renewals – dogs

Jun 8, 2023 | Community News, Council News

Consultation regarding the renewal of the existing PSPO’s for dogs (excluding beaches) from the Public Protection team

 

Cornwall Council have a number of dog related Public Spaces Protection Orders which will expire on 15 October 2023. These were agreed in 2020 and have been in force for a period of 3 years, they now must be reviewed and if appropriate renewed.

 

As part of the formal consultation process regarding the existing restrictions, Cornwall Council is seeking the vviews of Town and Parish Councils.. This consultation is being made available to all their key stakeholders including Town and Parish Councils, major land owners, the police and other interested local and national bodies.

Four orders for renewal:-

 

Dog Fouling– This order currently makes it an offence for a person in charge of a dog not to clear up after them in any public space. The detail and exemptions are set out in the order which can be seen by clicking on the hyperlink. https://www.cornwall.gov.uk/…/pspo-for-dog-fouling.pdf
This order applies 24 hours, 365 days of each given year to the following land:
The Order shall apply to all land which is open to the air and to which the public are entitledr permitted to have access, with or without payment, within the County of Cornwall other than land which is at the disposal of the Forestry Commissioners under Section 39(1) of the Forestry Act 1967.

 

Dog Exclusion Order – This makes it an offence to take a dog into an excluded area. The detail, exemptions and list of areas included are set out in the order which can be seen by clicking on the hyperlink.
https://www.cornwall.gov.uk/…/pspo-dog-exclusion-order…
SCHEDULE
49. Heron Close (Play Area), Millbrook

 

Dogs on Leads – This makes it an offence not to have a dog on a lead in certain prescribed areas. The detail, exemptions and list of areas included are set out in the order which can be seen by clicking on the hyperlink.
SCHEDULE 1
This Order applies to the land listed in Schedule 1 365 days of any given year;
45. West Meadow (Open Space Area B), Millbrook

 

Dogs on Leads by direction – This gives the ability for an authorised officer to require a dog to be put on a lead should it be causing a nuisance. The detail and exemptions are set out inthe order which can be seen by clicking on the hyperlink.
This order applies 24 hours, 365 days of each given year to the following land:
SCHEDULE
The Order shall apply to all land which is open to the air and to which the public are entitled or permitted to have access, with or without payment, within the County of Cornwall other than land which is at the disposal of the Forestry
Commissioners under Section 39(1) of the Forestry Act 1967

 

Breach of any of these orders may result in a £100 Fixed Penalty Notice or a maximum of a £1,000 fine.

 

Cornwall Council is proposing to renew these orders in their current format. They are however views on this. In particular Town and Parish Councils should consider if the areas set out in the schedule are still appropriate for the restrictions to be applied.

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