Dog control Public Spaces Protection Orders

This page gives details about the following dog control orders:

Dog control order – specified maximum

On 1 October 2017 Salford’s The Dogs Specified Maximum Order converted to a Public Spaces Protection Order for a period of three years.

The effect of the order will be to make it an offence for a person to take more than six dogs onto any land specified in the schedule.

A person, who fails without reasonable excuse to comply with a requirement imposed commits an offence and is liable:

  • On summary conviction to a fine not exceeding £1,000
  • Or to a fixed penalty notice not exceeding £100

The schedule

All land which is open to the air and to which the public are entitled or permitted to have access in the city of Salford including but not limited to parks, public open spaces and highways.

The order does not apply to any land that is placed at the disposal of the Forestry Commissioners under section 39(1) of the Forestry Act 1967.

Dog control order – dogs on lead

On 1 October 2017 Salford’s The Dogs on Leads Order converted to a Public Spaces Protection Order for a period of three years.

The effect of the order will make it an offence for any person in charge of a dog to fail to keep the dog on a lead at all times on any land specified in the schedule.

A person, who fails without reasonable excuse to comply with a requirement imposed commits an offence and is liable:

  • On summary conviction to a fine not exceeding £1,000
  • Or to a fixed penalty notice not exceeding £100

The schedule

All roads, highways and footpaths in the city of Salford.

The order does not apply to any land that is placed at the disposal of the Forestry Commissioners under section 39(1) of the Forestry Act 1967.

Dog control order – exclusion zone

On 1 October 2017 Salford’s The Dogs Exclusion Order converted to a Public Spaces Protection Order for a period of three years.

The effect of the order will be to make it an offence for any person in charge of a dog to take the dog onto, or permit the dog to enter or remain on, land in an exclusion zone.

A person, who fails without reasonable excuse to comply with a requirement imposed commits an offence and is liable:

  • On summary conviction to a fine not exceeding £1,000
  • Or to a fixed penalty notice not exceeding £100

This order will not apply to registered blind persons or to deaf or disabled persons who use trained assistance dogs.

The schedule

The order shall apply to the following areas of land, which are open to the air and to which the public are entitled or permitted to have access within the city of Salford.

  • All children’s play areas
  • All marked sporting areas within parks and open spaces such as football, rugby, hockey or cricket pitches and bowling greens.
  • Memorial parks and gardens within the city of Salford
  • All school premises, school playing fields and school areas within the city of Salford.

The order does not apply to any land that is placed at the disposal of the Forestry Commissioners under section 39(1) of the Forestry Act 1967.

Dog control order – fouling of land

On 1 October 2017 Salford’s The Fouling of Land by Dogs Order converted to a Public Spaces Protection Order for a period of three years.

The effect of the order will be to make it an offence for any person when being in charge of a dog on land to which the order applies, not to immediately remove faeces deposited by the dog at anytime.

A person, who fails without reasonable excuse to comply with a requirement imposed commits an offence and is liable:

  • On summary conviction to a fine not exceeding £1,000
  • Or to a fixed penalty notice not exceeding £100

The schedule

All land which is open to the air and to which the public are entitled or permitted to have access in the City of Salford including but not limited to parks, public open spaces and highways.

The order does not apply to any land that is placed at the disposal of the Forestry Commissioners under section 39(1) of the Forestry Act 1967.

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