In 2017 the Council introduced a PSPO for the control of dogs that has been in place for 3 years.  PSPO’s were introduced by the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 (ASBCP) with statute repealing previous legislation relating to dog control orders, meaning without the introduction of a PSPO Local Authorities would be unable to hold dog owners to account for dog fouling or prohibit dogs from public places such as play areas or cemeteries. 

PSPO’s mean a council, in consultation with the public, police and Police and Crime Commissioner, can introduce an order of prescribed behaviours that are prohibited, thereby making those behaviours a criminal offence.

The 3 year period for the 2017 PSPO expires on 20 October, it cannot be extended and must be renewed.  In order to do this a public consultation must be undertaken, together with consultation with Merseyside Police and the Police and Crime Commissioner

Knowsley Council wants to know your views on the proposed changes to dog control powers, particularly on the introduction of new dog control offences.

We would like to hear your views, so please complete this questionnaire by 5pm on 6th October 2020.

There is more background information about this consultation on www.knowsley.gov.uk

If you have any further questions please email environmentalhealth@knowsley.gov.uk

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* 1. 1. Are you a local resident who lives in Knowsley?

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* 2. Are you a representative of a local community or voluntary group?

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* 3. Are you responding as a …? Please cross all that apply.

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* 4. Do you agree with the proposal to renew a borough wide Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) to deter dog fouling?

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* 5. Do you agree with the proposal to renew a borough wide PSPO to ensure dogs are on a lead by direction?

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* 6. Do you agree with the proposal to renew a PSPO to ensure all dogs are kept on a lead in designated areas?

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* 7. Do you agree with a proposal that dogs should be kept on a lead in the following designated areas: (cross all that apply)

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* 8. Would you like to see dogs excluded from any of the areas below:

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* 9. Would you agree to renew the Public Space Protection Order which requires dog walkers to carry a bag or other means for clearing up after their dog at all times?

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* 10. Is there anything else that you would like to see included within the proposed Public Spaces Protection Order? Or if you have any other comments please include them here.

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