Dog Control Public Space Protection Order (PSPO)

Dog control

As of the 14 June 2023 a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) in relation to dog control has been extended. The PSPO has effect across the Runnymede area replacing the previous PSPO from 2020.

The new PSPO can be in place for a period of three years from 14 June 2023. The PSPO deals with issues such as dog fouling, keeping dogs on leads and excluding dogs from enclosed children’s play areas. It is also an offence against the Order to not provide a name and address when requested by an authorised officer.

A fixed penalty notice of £100 (reduced to £80 for early payment) can be issued for failing to comply with the order. You can report dog fouling to the Council on 01932 838383, the information will help inform where we should target resources.

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Excludes dogs

Specified enclosed areas such as children's play areas and recreational facilities.

Clear up

Requires dog owners to remove dog faeces. This applies to any land to which is open to air and to which the public have access.


Requires dog owners to put their dog on a lead when directed to do so by an authorised officer. This will apply to any public land where a dog is considered to be out of control or causing alarm and distress.

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