Dog Control - Public Space Protection Order (PSPO)
Since 16 October 2017, all parks and open spaces are controlled by a Dog Control Public Space Protection Order (PSPO). This order imposes various restrictions to dog control and other activities in our parks and open spaces.
Residents with more than four dogs can apply for a resident permit to walk up to six dogs in our parks and open spaces.
About the PSPO
The Dog Control PSPO replaces the previous Dog Control Orders and as well as other restrictions, includes a restriction on the number of dogs that can be walked by one person. The maximum number of dogs that can be walked by an individual is now four.
Since October 2017 we granted a grace period where no enforcement of this order has taken place. This grace period will come to an end on 1 October 2018, when we will commence enforcement.
Updated: 07 September 2020