Guide Public Spaces Protection Orders

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2. Dog control, seashore and promenades public spaces protection orders (PSPOs)

Dog controls

  • The dog control PSPOs are not accessible in a web format, please email us to receive these as a  pdf at, or phone us on 01395 517456 to have a hard copy sent to you.  These documents incorporate all the previous whole district requirements to clear up after dogs, keep dogs on leads in specified places and designate some areas where dogs are not allowed
  • Some changes to the areas covered have been made following public consultation, and in all there are 180 specified locations with specific dog controls in place
  • There is a new requirement for all dogs to be kept on a lead on roads and pavements
  • Dogs on leads and dog ban areas

Seashores and promenades

  • The seashores and promenades PSPO is not accessible in a web format, please email us to receive this as a  pdf, or have a hard copy sent to you. This covers the beaches and promenades of East Devon and with new requirement which will allow a fixed penalty to be issued to people feeding seagulls
  • Council officers and members of the public will provide information about situations which have caused concern to the environmental health team to follow up
  • We will take a proportionate response to the complaint taking into account all relevant information; there will be a strong emphasis on advice and education
  • Where a fixed penalty notice is appropriate the fine will be £80