Dog control PSPO consultation

Dog control PSPO consultation

We are keen to welcome dog walkers and dogs to the Borough and also want to encourage responsible dog ownership.

There are public concerns over irresponsible dog ownership, including complaints of dog attacks on people and their pets, dog fouling and dogs out of control.

The Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014 provides a legal framework for local authorities to be able to deal with a particular nuisance or problem in a geographical area by way of a designating a Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) – which are designed to ensure that the law-abiding majority can use and enjoy public spaces, safe from anti-social behaviour.


The existing PSPO for Chesterfield

The current PSPO came into force in July 2018 and was in place for a period of three years with an expiry date of July 2021.

We were required to review the existing PSPO (Dog Control) 2018 and as part of this review we consulted with residents and other interested stakeholders.

The consultation has now closed.

Extended PSPO for Chesterfield

Chesterfield Borough Council’s Public Spaces Protection Order (Dog Control) 2021 has been extended for a period of three years from 20 August 2021 to 19 August 2024, this was approved at the council’s cabinet meeting on 20 July 2021. This followed a period of public consultation in accordance with Section 60 of the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014. 

A copy of this decision is available below, along with a copy of the renewed PSPO (Dog Control) 2021, and Public Notice.

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Cabinet Decision Notice 20 July 2021 PDF (PDF 333 KB)
PSPO - Dog Control - 2021 Public Notice PDF (PDF 61 KB)
Public Spaces Protection Order - Dog Control - 2021 PDF (PDF 2.83 MB)


Last updated on 12 December 2023