Dog Control Orders

Southend has implemented local Dog Control Orders to promote responsible dog ownership. These cover cleaning up dog mess, keeping and putting dogs on leads, number of dogs under the control of one handler, and a few small areas where dogs are excluded.

Dog Control Orders - Section 59 Clean Neighbourhoods and Environmental Act 2005

A person is guilty of an offence under the Dog Control Orders prescribed for:

  1. Failing to remove dog faeces
  2. Not keeping a dog on a lead in designated areas
  3. Not putting (and keeping) a dog on a lead when directed to do so by an Authorised Officer of the Council
  4. Permitting a dog to enter land from which dogs are excluded
  5. Taking more than a specified number of dogs onto land

Fixed Penalty Notices

We can issue Fixed Penalty Notices to enforce the proposed Dog Control Orders above as prescribed by Section 59 of the Clean Neighbourhoods and Environmental Act 2005.

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Page last updated: 31/08/2017