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ESBC consults on Public Space Protection Orders

East Staffordshire Borough Council is carrying out a public consultation to gather the views of the general public and other interested parties regarding Public Space Protection Orders (PSPO).

A PSPO allows the authority to deal with a number of matters including:

  • Alcohol Restriction Areas
  • Fouling of land by dogs and the removal of faeces
  • Failing to have the means to pick up after a dog
  • The keeping of dogs on leads
  • Not putting and keeping a dog on a lead when directed
  • The exclusion of dogs from land

A PSPO can cover any land open to the air to which the public are entitled or permitted to have access (with or without payment).

The existing PSPOs regarding the consumption of alcohol within the designated areas in the borough of East Staffordshire and the dog control orders are both required to be renewed before they expire in October 2019.

The legislation states that the maximum time a PSPO can be implemented for is three years, before requiring a formal review. There are no restrictions on the number of times the PSPO can be reviewed and re-implemented.

The Council is considering introducing new PSPOs, varying the existing PSPOs by increasing or reducing the restricted area, altering or removing a prohibition or requirement included in the order, or discharging any existing ones where they are no longer required.

There are exemptions for guide dogs and disabled people using trained assistance dogs.

Details regarding the consultation and existing PSPOs are available at http://www.eaststaffsbc.gov.uk/community-civil-enforcement/public-space-protection-orders

The deadline for responding to this consultation is 27th August 2019. Please return any comments by email to pspo@eaststaffsbc.gov.uk.

2019-07-24 00:00:00