Decision details

Public Space Protection Orders - Dog Control

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Changes to legislation means the Council needs to have a Policy Statement relating to the use of Public Space Protection Orders.  This new legislation supports widening enforcement powers to remove antisocial behaviours, in order to deliver a safer, cleaner and more sustainable environment across Cardiff.





1.           the introduction of a Public Space Protection Order for Dog Controls under Section 59 of the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 be approved to include:


·         The prohibition of dog fouling in all public spaces owned and/or maintained by the Council

·         The requirement for a dog owner to have a means of clearing dog fouling.

·         The exclusion of dogs in all enclosed playgrounds and schools, which are owned and / or maintained by Cardiff Council

·         The requirement that dogs are kept on a lead within all cemeteries owned and / or maintained by Cardiff Council

·         A requirement allowing authorised officers to give a direction that a dog (s) be put and kept on a lead if necessary

·         The fixed penalty notice charge for a breach of a Public Spaces Protection Order for dog controls, as set out above, is set at £100.

  • The dog controls will be exempt for persons who have a disability that affects the person’s mobility, manual dexterity, physical co-ordination or ability to lift, carry or otherwise move everyday objects, in respect of a dog trained by a registered charity and upon which the person relies for assistance


2.         the new policy for Public Space Protection Orders be approved


Publication date: 22/03/2019

Date of decision: 21/03/2019

Decided at meeting: 21/03/2019 - Cabinet

Effective from: 03/04/2019

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