Dog Control Public Space Protection Order (PSPO)

As of the 14 June 2020 a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) in relation to dog control has taken effect across the Runnymede area replacing the previous PSPO from 2017. The new PSPO can be in place for a period of three years from 14 June 2020. The current PSPO is similar to the PSPO of 2017 in relation to dealing with issues such as dog fouling, keeping dogs on leads and excluding dogs from specified areas however the new PSPO has an additional provision in relation to making it an offence against the Order to not provide a name and address when requested by an authorised officer.

PSPOs specify an area where activities are taking place that are or may likely be detrimental to the local community's quality of life. PSPOs impose conditions or restrictions on people using that area.

A fixed penalty notice of £100 (reduced to £80 for early payment) can be issued for failing to comply with the order. You can report dog fouling to the Council on 01932 838383, the information will help inform where we should target resources.

The full order can be downloaded Icon for pdf here [816.29KB] but in summary this order:  

Excludes dogs from:

Specified enclosed areas such as children's play areas and recreational facilities

Requires dog owners to remove dog faeces

This applies to any land to which is open to air and to which the public have access

Requires dog owners to put their dog on a lead when directed to do so by an authorised officer

This will apply to any public land where a dog is considered to be out of control or causing alarm and distress