Dog Management PSPO

We have introduced a Dog Management PSPO Order (PSPO), which came into force on 26 October 2023.

The district wide PSPO makes it an offence in the District of Bolsover to:

  • fail to clear up after your dog
  • not have the means to clear up after your dog
  • fail to put a dog on a lead when asked to do so by an authorised officer (for example, by a Council Officer or Derbyshire Constabulary)
  • have more than 6 dogs under the control of one person
  • allow dogs in designated play areas, multi-use games areas, skate parks and gym equipment areas where clearly stated by Council signage as being a ‘dog exclusion zone’ or similar
  • allow dogs to be off leads whilst on roads, pavements, footways, pedestrianised areas, cemeteries and churchyards
  • allow dogs to be off leads on any land within a recreation area, sports ground, field, park or pitch where clearly stated by Council signage as being a ‘dogs on lead area’ or similar

In 2023, we undertook a four-week consultation exercise before renewing the existing dog management PSPO. The aim of the Order is to improve the enjoyment of public spaces for people and reduce anti-social behaviour caused by dog fouling and nuisance.

Those not adhering to the Order will be subject to a Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN) of £100. Failure to pay will lead to prosecution and being liable to a fine not exceeding £1,000. To report a breach of the Dog Public Space Protection Order (PSPO), please visit our Self Service portal (opens in a new window).


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