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Council seeks views of residents on plans to introduce fines for dog fouling

Released on: 13 February 2017

The Council is asking residents to share their views on the proposed introduction of new dog control powers called Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs) to tackle dog fouling and dog control issues. The Council is proposing to trial the powers in Master Park, Oxted and Queens Park, Caterham.

The PSPOs will make fouling and failing to pick up after a dog an offence, as well as banning dogs from the fenced children’s play areas at each location. A PSPO could attract a fine of £100 and/or exclusion of the dog from named areas and will be issued by council officers and Surrey Police officers. The measures do not apply to assistance dogs.

The Council is carrying out a six week public consultation to find out what residents think about the proposals. The consultation document will be available online and will remain open until Monday 27 March.

If there is public support, the trial areas will be approved and introduced. If this is successful, the Council will consider extending the powers across the district.

To complete the survey online, visit


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