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Public views wanted on the Public Space Protection Order

East Lindsey District Council first introduced the Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) in October 2017, in line with legislation updates to the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014. It replaced the East Lindsey Dog Control Order 2008 and is due to expire in November 2021.

The PSPO is used to enforce dog fouling, dog exclusion zones, seasonal beach ban areas in Skegness, Sutton on Sea and Mablethorpe and allows Authorised Officers to request that dogs are placed on leads.

A new addition to the PSPO includes the proposed introduction of needing to produce the means to pick up after your dog to an authorised person. 

Registered blind dog owners and Assistance Dogs will remain exempt from the Order in relation to dog control.

The Order is effective for three years from 6th November 2021, but we would like to welcome your views on the proposed changes to our Public Space and Protection Order.

Councillor Graham Marsh, Deputy Leader of the Council and Portfolio Holder for Community Safety said: "The Public Space Protection Order is a great way to keep our county a clean and safe environment for our communities. We want to ensure it remains this way and by controlling our dogs and cleaning up after them is a sure way of accomplishing this."

Before completing the consultation, we would recommend that you read the proposed PSPO.

The consultation survey and relevant documents are available to view online at: www.e-lindsey.gov.uk/consultation 

Please return your completed questionnaire to The Consultation Team, East Lindsey District Council, Tedder Hall, Manby Park, Louth, Lincolnshire, LN11 8UP no later than Wednesday 22nd September 2021.

To obtain a paper copy, contact the Consultation Team on: environmental.crime@e-lindsey.gov.uk

Closing date for submission of responses is Wednesday 22nd September 2021.