Dog Control Public Spaces Protection Order: Consultation 2022

Closes 27 Oct 2022

Opened 1 Sep 2022

Overview

Camden Council is considering new measures in order to tackle the issues around antisocial behaviour associated with irresponsible dog ownership. We want to hear views from residents, businesses, local community groups and visitors.

Under a Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO), police and accredited council offers can issue on-the-spot fines of £100 to people in charge of dogs who are breaching the restrictions that we are consulting on. We first introduced a PSPO to address irresponsible dog ownership in 2017 and we are considering renewing this. The PSPO covers:

  • Dog owners failing to clear up their dogs’ faeces
  • Failure to put a dog on a lead if requested by authorised officers
  • Dogs not being kept on a lead in Hampstead Cemetery
  • Failing to keep a dog on a lead by the person in charge of a dog on any public and Council housing land in the London Borough of Camden other than Camden’s parks and open spaces

The order states that dogs are not permitted in these areas within Camden’s parks and green spaces:

  • Children’s play areas
  • Fenced sports areas
  • Multi-use games areas (MUGAs)
  • Nature conservation areas
  • Flower beds and planted beds
  • Camden Square Gardens (North)
  • Chalcot Square Gardens (all)
  • Primrose Gardens (North)
  • Fortune Green picnic area
  • Outdoor gyms
  • Water features (including the person in charge failing to prevent their dog urinating or defecating into a water feature)
  • Picnic and community food growing areas

It is also being proposed that People registered as blind or deaf, or with a disability affecting mobility, dexterity or coordination are exempt from PSPO restrictions.

The survey should take about 10 minutes to complete. The information you give us will only be used for this consultation and you won’t be identifiable in any analysis or reports. All information will be held strictly in line with GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018.

More information about the Public Space Protection Order can be downloaded at the bottom of this page.

Give us your views

Areas

  • All Areas

Audiences

  • Anyone from any background

Interests

  • Business and local economy
  • Community and living
  • Council and democracy
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Housing
  • Leisure
  • Policing and public safety
  • Social care and health
  • Transport and streets