Further to the recent Fylde Council Consultation on Public Spaces Protection Orders for Dog Control, a number of sealed orders will come into force with effect from 1st October 2017.
The orders specify locations where a person in charge of a dog are required to keep the dog on a lead or to put a dog on a lead if requested to do so by an authorised officer; in addition, areas where dogs are excluded are covered by an order. Failure to comply with the orders will result in a Fixed Penalty Notice of £100 or you could be prosecuted in the magistrates’ court for a criminal offence and be fined up to £1000.
The specific requirements of the individual PSPOs will be communicated in appropriate locations using a traffic light system with green indicating areas were dogs can be freely exercised off lead; amber indicating areas where dogs are required to be kept on lead; and red for dog exclusions zones.
For further information and to view the order, click here.