Public consultation on the making of a Public Spaces Protection Order Relating to Dog Control 2021


Public Consultation on the making of a Public Spaces Protection Order Relating to Dog Control

Date opened

Friday 11th June 2021

Date closes

Friday 20th August 2021


Caerphilly County Borough Council is inviting local people to have their say on the proposal to amend the Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) relating to dog control in Caerphilly County Borough to include the exclusion of dogs from marked sports pitches/areas.

Why are we consulting

In 2017 Cabinet approved and adopted the Public Spaces Protection Order 2017 for a period of three years. This was subsequently extended for 1 further year in October 2020.

The new proposed Order includes the following restrictions:

  • Excluding dogs from all enclosed children’s play and multi-use games areas
  • Requiring dogs to be kept on leads in enclosed memorial gardens
  • Requiring dog owners to remove dog faeces in public places
  • Requiring dog owners to carry an appropriate receptacle for dealing with the waste that their dogs produce (that is to always have the means to pick their dog faeces)
  • Requiring dog owners to put their dogs on a lead when directed to do so by an authorised officer on any public land where the dog is considered to be out of control or causing harm or distress to prevent a nuisance.
  • In addition to the above the Council propose to make it an offence if a person in charge of a dog takes the dog on to, or permits the dog to enter or remain on, any of the marked playing pitches/areas in appendix of the order.


Maps of sports pitches affected by proposal (PDF)

Ways to give your views

Online survey (snap questionnaire), postal survey available on request.

Date results are expected

27th August 2021

Expected outcomes

Support for proposal as promotes access to a safe public area for play and exercise for all children, youth and adults spaces in the borough.