New Public Spaces Protection Order - Dog Control and Prohibition of Smoking in specific public places

West Northants Cabinet have approved the introduction of a new Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) to promote responsible dog ownership and prohibit smoking in certain public spaces across the Daventry and South areas of West Northamptonshire.

The Order will come into effect from 1 November 2022 for a period of 3 years.

The requirements and restrictions of the new Order are summarised as follows:

  • Anyone who is in control of a dog in a public place must:
    • Pick up after the dog immediately
    • Have the appropriate means to pick up after that dog
    • Prohibit dogs from entering the following: children's play areas; schools when open and in use by pupils; skateparks; tennis courts; multi-use games areas (MUGAs) and bowling greens
    • Keep the dog on a lead when in: Cemeteries; burial sites; graveyards; memorial gardens; allotments; car parks; sports grounds, fields and pitches, when in use for authorised sporting activity; and near schools when open and in use by pupils
    • Put the dog on a lead when requested to do so by an Authorised person
    • Restrict the number of dogs that can be walked by one person to a maximum of 4 dogs at any one time

In addition

  • smoking of tobacco, tobacco related products, smokeless tobacco products including electronic cigarettes, herbal cigarettes or any illegal substances is prohibited in the following areas: Children's play areas; schools when open and in use by pupils; skateparks; tennis courts; multi-use games areas (MUGAs) and bowling greens.

A £100 fixed penalty notice (FPN) may be issued if you fail to comply with any of the requirements or restrictions contained within the PSPO

Posted: Mon, 24 Oct 2022 14:42 by Alison Benson

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