Merton Council

Consultation on Dog Control Public Space Protection Orders, 2017


Residents and park users have told us they are concerned about growing numbers of dog-related problems in public spaces, such a dog fouling and aggressive dogs. We are committed to tackling these issues and, as such, the Council is considering making Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs).

PSPOs are a new measure which would replace some existing legislation and introduce wider discretionary powers to deal with dog-related problems. The orders can be enforced by fixed-penalty notices and prosecution.

You can tell us what you think about dog control in the borough and about the PSPOs that we are considering by filling in our survey.

To find out more about the proposed PSPOs, visit:

Consultation start date 24 August 2017
Consultation end date 30 October 2017

For more information about this engagement, please contact:

Consultation run by: Environment & Regeneration
Doug Napier
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