Dog control in Eastwood Park
We have dog control Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs)* in place in Eastwood Park.
They are designed to ensure that people can use and enjoy the park safe from anti-social behaviour caused by irresponsible dog owners.
There are three orders for different areas of the park:
- Red area - dogs excluded – this order requires dogs to be kept out of the childrens play area
- Yellow area - dogs on leads – this order requires that dogs are kept on a lead in sensitive areas of the park, such as the wildlife garden and tennis courts
- Blue area - dogs on leads by direction – this order applies across the rest of the park. Dog walkers are required to put their dog on a lead when asked to by a council officer. This could happen in instances where a dog is interfering with other people's enjoyment of the park, or when events are being held in the grounds.
The fixed penalty for breaching a dog control PSPO is £50.00; the fixed penalty for failing to pick up dog faeces under the borough-wide dog control order will remain at £80.00.
* The orders were original brought into force as dog control orders, but these became Public Spaces Protection Orders on 20 October 2017.