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Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) Consultation

In October 2017 East Lindsey District Council's Dog Control Order 2008 will cease to have effect. The Order is currently used to enforce Dog Fouling, Dog Exclusion Zones and Dogs on Leads. Instead, the Council will introduce a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) under the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 to include those offences.

Dog on Beach

Registered blind dog owners and Assistance Dogs are exempt from the Order.

Some of the areas previously accounted for under the Dog Control Order will be transferred to the PSPO.

The new Act will enable the Police and East Lindsey District Council to work more efficiently together.

Any local areas formerly allocated by Town and Parish Councils for inclusion in the Dog Control Order will not be automatically reassigned to the PSPO. However, Town and Parish Councils will have the opportunity to propose the inclusion of any additional areas, upon providing suitable evidence. It will be the responsibility of the Town or Parish Council to enforce and take any prosecution action in relation to these supplementary areas should they be accepted for inclusion into the PSPO.

At present East Lindsey District Council has a Dog Control Order in place on the main beaches at Mablethorpe, Sutton on Sea and Skegness and some play parks managed by the District Council. The District Council is asking Town and Parish Councils to nominate any additional areas they would like to see the powers used.

As part of the consultation we are proposing to increase the amount of a Fixed Penalty Notice from £75 to £100.

We would welcome your views on the proposed new Public Space and Protection Order.

Before completing this consultation, we would recommend that you read the proposed PSPO. The documents are attached at the bottom of this webpage.

The documents are also available to view at any of our Customer Access Points.

Closing date for submission of responses by no later than Wednesday, 21 June 2017.

To respond to the consultation, please click here.



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