Dog Control Public Space Protection Order Review

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What is the consultation about?

The Borough Council’s Dog Warden Service responds to complaints and incidents primarily involving stray dogs. We also undertake enforcement of our public space protection order which details how and where dogs can be exercised. We try and strike a balance between dog owners and people who prefer stricter limits on the exercising of dogs.

To try and achieve this consensus we consult periodically on our restrictions, we fully recognise the importance of dog ownership and try to provide plenty of areas for people to exercise their dogs on and off the lead. We do also understand that some people want to enjoy areas free from the presence of dogs.

By taking part in this survey you can help shape our restrictions for the next three years.


When is the consultation taking place?

Start: 02/07/20   End: 28/08/20

Which audience or groups are being consulted?





  • Residents Panel
  • General Public
  • Parish Councils
  • Stakeholders – VETS, NYCC, NYPolice,
    Police and Crime Commissioner,
    Kennel Club, Dogs Trust, RSPCA
  • Social Media

How are we consulting?

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


Areas covered by the consultation?

  • Whole Borough




Harry Briggs


Scarborough Borough Council

Town Hall

St Nicholas Street


YO11 2HG

How will the results be used? 

  • What meetings will it inform?
    Overview and Scrutiny Board, Cabinet, Council
  • Likely date of publication of results?
    October 2020
  • How will findings be reported back?
    Final Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) 

Outcomes of the consultation