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Dogs - information and advice

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1. Dog control orders

The Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005 covers offences relating to:

  • failing to pick up after your dog
  • failing to keep a dog on a lead on roads, pavements, footpaths and designated parks
  • allowing a dog within certain designated areas where dogs are excluded, like fenced children's play areas
  • not putting/keeping a dog on a lead when directed to do so by an authorised officer

Relevant signs have been placed citywide to inform dog owners. Owners who neglect these duties will be issued with a fixed penalty notice and fined £75. The fines are payable within 14 days of issue, and failure to do so may lead to prosecution with a maximum fine of £1,000.

To report a breach of the dog control orders, complete the online form: