Decision Maker: Cabinet
Decision status: Recommendations approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: Yes
To approve the extension of the dog control PSPO for a further three years from 1 October 2020.
1. That the renewal of the dog control Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) be approved.
2. That a three-year extension to the requirements and prohibitions set out in the PSPO of 19 July 2017 such that a three year city-wide dog control order applies to the Wolverhampton City Council area (expiring October 2023) requiring a person in control of a dog (or dogs) save for assistance dogs be approved:
i. To keep their dog(s) on a lead when alongside the major arterial roads in the City and on certain areas of land at Northycote Farm.
ii. To keep dog(s) on a lead within a 100 metre radius of any school or academy (catering for pupils 0 to 16 years.)
iii. On the instruction of any police officer, police community support officer or officer of the Council (producing identification), to put any dog in their control on a lead.
A three year city-wide dog control order applies to the Wolverhampton City Council area (expiring October 2023) prohibiting those in control of a dog (or dogs) save for assistance dogs from:
iv Allowing dogs to enter specified fenced children’s play areas and public park tennis courts in the City of Wolverhampton Council area.
v. Allowing their dogs to foul in public places and a requirement on those in control of dogs to remove any faecal matter immediately from public spaces.
3. That it be noted that in light of the above, and taking into account the responses to the latest consultation exercise, there would be a review of the PSPO prior to its expiry no later than 1 April 2023.
Report author: Shaun Walker
Publication date: 10/09/2020
Date of decision: 09/09/2020
Decided at meeting: 09/09/2020 - Cabinet
Effective from: 17/09/2020