Dog control public spaces protection order consultation

Start date: 21 January 2021

Closing date: 5 March 2021

Areas Affected

  • Lichfield District wide

We are seeking views from Lichfield District residents about plans to create a new dog public spaces protection order.  

If approved, the order would:

  • Create dog exclusion zones, which would ban dogs from being taken into local playgrounds, particularly those designed for younger children.
  • Require anyone in charge of a dog in a public place to be able to prove they have a way to clean up dog mess, such as carrying a bag with them.
  • Require anyone in charge of a dog to clean up any resulting dog mess in a public area and put it in a litter or dog waste bin or take it home with them if one is not available.

Dog exclusion zones are proposed in the following play areas:

  • Beacon Park's junior play area only
  • Darnford Park play area
  • Saddlers Wood play area
  • Stowe Pool junior play area only
  • Stychbrook Park play area
  • Darwin Park play areas
  • Chase Terrace Park play area
  • Burntwood Park play area
  • Hawksyard play area

If approved, it would be a criminal offence not to comply with the order, which could lead to a fixed penalty notice of £80 or even a prosecution and a fine of up to £1,000.

Read the draft public spaces protection order.

To have your say on the proposed dog public space protection order, please email [email protected] by 5 March 2021.