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Public Space Protection Order

Shropshire Council have recently submitted a report to cabinet. Under a new Public Space Protection Order, (PSPO) the dog warden service would be able to issue fixed penalty notices of up to £100 to those who fail to clear up dog foul.  


Under the PSPO, dogs would also be excluded from play areas and sports areas. They would be required to wear a lead on the public highway. Officers would also have the power to ask for a dog to be put on a lead where they are not under the control of their owner, or are acting aggressively.


An 8 week consultation into the proposal has begun. The consultation runs until 21st December 2023. The findings will then be brought back to cabinet for further consideration and final approval early next year.

People are being asked for their views through a number of questions in a survey about our proposal, along with other feedback, ideas and suggestions. Please would you encourage your constituents to have their say by visiting:


Alternatively people can get in touch by email or post:

Email: [email protected]

Post: Tell Us, Feedback and Insight Team, Shropshire Council, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY2 6ND


If the PSPO is agreed in the new year, an educational campaign will run ahead of the new rules coming into effect.