Dog Control Public Space Protection Order Consultation

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Public Space Protection Orders are intended to deal with a particular nuisance or problem in a particular area that is detrimental to the local community’s quality of life, by imposing conditions on the use of that area which apply to everyone. They are designed to ensure the law-abiding majority can use and enjoy public spaces, safe from anti-social behaviour.

District Councils are responsible for taking the lead, with enforcement being carried out by both local authorities and the police.

Scarborough Borough Council’s Dog Warden team enforce various local orders, such as where you can exercise your dog and if it needs to be on a lead.

Consultation summary

New legislation means our existing dog control orders need to be reviewed and agreed. We want to make sure these restrictions reflect, as much as possible, what the public want and that we strike the right balance between dog owners and the wider public.

We will be consulting for a period of eight weeks and are seeking the views of our residents, partners and stakeholders on the Dog Control Public Space Protection Order.  If you have any comments or suggestions on the order, please complete the questionnaire using the link above by Friday 26th May 2017.

Consultation details

When is the consultation taking place?

Start: 31TH March   End: 26TH May 2017

Which audience or groups are being consulted?



  • Residents Panel
  • General Public
  • Area Forums
  • Parish Councils

How are we consulting?

  • Postal Surveys (Residents Panel)
  • Email invites to Web Surveys
  • Web Survey

Area covered by the consultation?

  • Whole Borough



Performance & Governance
Town Hall, St Nicholas Street, Scarborough YO11 2HG
01723 232323

How will the results be used?

  • Once collated the feedback will be presented to Cabinet to make their final decision.
  • June 2017
  • Cabinet report and publication of final PSPO.

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