Dogs Trust

Live PSPO/DCO Consultations

Don’t forget to download your PSPO or DCO toolkit which includes a template response letter to send to councils, along with posters, flyers and a social media image to help you raise awareness about up-coming consultations.


Bromley Council | Ends 20th January 2020

Bromley Council is hosting a consultation, which ends on 20th January 2020, over a new dog restriction to their Public Space Protection Order.

The additional offence being consulted on and to have effect by introducing a new dog order is being in charge of more than 4 dogs per person in a public place. They are also proposing to increase the fixed penalty offence from £80 to £100 for all offences.

Please send your comments on the proposals to introduce the new offence and increase in the fixed penalty to:

[email protected]

or in writing to;

Mr T. Smith
Street Enforcement Manager
London Borough of Bromley
Neighbourhood Management Offices
Central Depot
The Avenue
BR21 2BS


Central Bedfordshire Council | Ends 23rd December 2019

Central Bedfordshire Council is hosting a consultation, which ends on 23rd December.

They are consulting over: Dog fouling, Dogs being kept on a lead in specified areas such as cemeteries, car parks, picnic sites and sensitive areas, dogs to be prevented from entering specified areas such as children’s play areas, sports and games areas and specific areas of Rushmere Country Park, unless they are service or assistance dogs. Dogs on lead by direction.

Complete the consultation survey


Darlington Borough Council | Ends 1st February 2020

Darlington Borough Council is hosting a consultation, which ends on 1st February 2020, on a new PSPO.

The new PSPO also includes: Walking more than a specified number of dogs (suggested maximum of four), replacing by-laws in Darlington with a PSPO to exclude dogs from all cemeteries except for registered assistance dogs and dogs who are on a lead at a funeral or memorial service. This is in addition to current Dog Control Order offences which are: Failure to remove dog faeces.

Complete the consultation survey


Great Yarmouth Borough Council | Ends 3rd January 2020

The council is holding a consultation on whether to continue their current dog control orders for another three years. This includes: Failure to remove dog faeces, dogs on lead by order, dogs to be kept on leads in particular areas including certain beach promenades, cemetaries and children's play areas, and dog exclusion from particular areas, including some beaches, play areas, and cemetaries.

Complete the consultation survey


East Suffolk Council | Ends 10th January 2020

East Suffolk Council are taking comments on their proposal to restrict dogs in three areas.

Please send your comments on the proposals to:[email protected]


Or in writing to;

PSPO Consultation,
c/o Environmental Protection,
East Suffolk Council,
East Suffolk House,
Station Road,
Melton,
Suffolk IP12 1RT


London Borough of Bromley Council | Ends 20th January 2020

Existing Public Spaces protection Orders have four offences affecting designated public land:

• Failing to pick up after your dog has fouled
• Failing to put your dog on a lead when directed to do so by an authorised officer 
• Allowing your dog into a no dog / exclusion area.
• Allowing your dog off lead in a dog on lead area.

The additional offence being consulted on and to have effect by introducing a new order is:

• Being in charge of more than 4 dogs per person in a public place

We propose to increase the fixed penalty offence from £80 to £100 for all offences.

Please send your comments on the proposals to introduce the new offence and increase in the fixed penalty to;

 [email protected]

Or in writing to;

Mr T. Smith
Street Enforcement Manager
London Borough of Bromley
Neighbourhood Management offices
Central Depot
The Avenue
BR1 2BS 


Doncaster Council | Ends 2nd February 2020

The borough's current dog control orders are set to expire in February and as part of the renewal, the council are asking residents to consider whether the current prohibitions meet the needs of the area.

They have launched an online survey where residents can comment on each prohibition individually. The prohibitions include: Dog fouling, Dogs on leads, Leads by order, Dog exclusion areas, Means to pick up

Complete the consultation survey