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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:

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Details of the dog, the owner if known and how the order has been breached.

Photos of the incident if possible will help with our investigation.

We will investigate and take any appropriate action.

Using this form is the best way to notify us of a breach of a dog control order.