Dorset Council have published a new dog related Public Spaces Protection Order which comes into force on 1st January 2021.
The Order covers:
- Clearance of fouling
- Exclusion from certain identified areas
- Dogs on leads in certain identified areas whether generically identified or by name
- And dogs on leads as directed by an authorised officer.
The official notice can be downloaded here as a PDF: 201027 Publicity for Order document
For further information on the content of the Order, penalty levels, maps and exemptions see: https://www.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk/environmental-health/dog-warden-service/responsibilities-of-a-dog-owner.aspx and the full Order can be downloaded here as a PDF: PSPO – Dog Related 23-10-2020.
Under the provisions of section 66 of the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 an interested person may apply to the High Court within 6 weeks from the date that the PSPO is made to question its validity on the grounds that:
- that the local authority did not have the power to make the order or variation, or to include particular prohibitions or requirements imposed by the order (or by the order as varied);
- that a requirement under Chapter 2 of the Anti-social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014 was not complied with in relation to the order.
An ‘interested person’ is defined by section 66(2) of the Act as being an individual who lives in the restricted area or who regularly works in or visits that area.