This will provide a clearer and more consistent approach to dog control and make it easier for everyone to understand dog owners' responsibilities.
The new rules should balance the needs of dog owners with other members of the community and will also allow us to increase the penalties for those committing offences with fines of £100.
We are holding a consultation to get the views of residents on dog fouling and control of dogs in the district.
To take part in the survey, please click the button below. It will run for until Monday 23 September 2019.
If you would prefer to complete the questionnaire by hand, please print out the following document, complete it and post it back to us at Community Safety Team, East Hampshire District Council, Penns Place, Petersfield, GU31 4EX:
- Responsible dog survey - printable version (pdf 306 kb)
The district-wide controls under consideration will look at:
- A person in charge of a dog must put the dog on a lead if asked to do so by an authorised officer
- Persons in charge of a dog must have with them appropriate means to pick up dog faeces deposited by that dog
- Persons in charge of a dog must remove the faeces.
- Exclusion of dogs from: Fenced and gated Children’s play areas, skate parks, tennis courts and multi-use games areas;
- Dogs must be on a lead in East Hampshire District Council owned cemeteries
- That the current arrangements in respect of controlling Dogs in Queen Elizabeth Country Park are extended for a further three years.
- That the fixed penalty charge for breaches be set at £100 which is the maximum currently permitted by the Anti-Social Crime and Policing Act.
Paper versions of the survey are also available on request.
The new rules do not apply to registered assistance dogs.
Following the consultation, the council will look to implement the PSPO in late 2019.
For more information, or to request a paper copy call 01730 266551 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.