Birmingham City Council is consulting on proposals to introduce Dog Control Orders in the city. Please see the public notice below for details of the proposals and how to have your say.

To download a copy of the public notice visit the Be Heard website.

Overview
Birmingham City Council is proposing to make Dog Control Orders under the Clean Neighbourhood and Environment Act 2005.

Prior to making such Orders, the City Council is required to carry out a full public consultation.

The full details are publicised in the Notice below.

All comments are welcome and should be sent to the contacts specified at the end of the Notice. Please note that all such comments must be made by Friday 20 September 2013.

Proposed Dog Control Orders Within The administrative Area of The BIRMINGHAM CITY COUNCIL (“the Council”)

Notice pursuant to Regulation 3 of The Dog Control Order (Procedures) Regulations 2006 and sections 56(4) and 56 (5) of The Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005

NOTICE is hereby given that the Council is proposing to make the following five Dog Control Orders in respect of it’s administrative area:

1. The Fouling of Land by Dogs Order 2013

The effect of the Order is to make it an offence for a person in charge of a dog to fail to remove faeces forthwith from any land to which the public have access in the administrative area of the Council. Note: This Order will replace and extend the existing controls under the Dogs (Fouling of Land) Act 1996.

2. The Dogs on Leads Order 2013

The effect of the Order is to make it an offence for a person in charge of a dog to fail to ensure that a dog is kept on a lead at all times on all public roads, adjoining footways, and verges, within the administrative area of the Council.

3. The Exclusion of Dogs from Land Order 2013

The effect of the Order is to make it an offence for a person in charge of a dog to permit the dog to enter into or remain in any of the following areas within the administrative area of the Council:

any clearly demarcated children’s play area, and
School land.

4. The Dogs on Leads by Direction Order 2013

The effect of the Order is to make it an offence for a person in charge of a dog to fail to put that dog on a lead when directed to do so by an authorised officer on any land to which the public have access and is open to the air within the administrative area of the Council.

5. The Dogs (Specified Maximum) Order 2013

The effect of the Order is to make it an offence for a person to take more than four dogs onto open land in the administrative area of the Council.

N.b. Some of the land affected by the above mentioned Orders is “access land” for the purposes of The Dog Control Orders (Procedures) Regulations 2006.

Consultation

The Council invites representations on it’s proposals which should be submitted in writing to the Head of Environmental, Development & Planning Team, Legal and Democratic Services, Legal Services, PO Box 15992, Birmingham, B2 2UQ( Quoting Ref: LS/PKU/126171) or submitted by email to Rahema.Begum@Birmingham.gov.uk by Friday 20 September 2013.

To download a copy of the public order notice visit the Be Heard website.

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10 COMMENTS

  1. Interesting to know how this would be policed. Dogs are supposed to be on leads in lots of places now but nobody takes any notice and nothing happens.
    Before thinking about more rules and regulations this useless council needs to get a grip of the ones they have got already. The city is going to pot and all this council can do is waste time on bringing more pointless rules out.

  2. The council might like to pop out with the jet wash and clean the writing off the wall while they are out looking for dogs not on leads ;)

  3. i have to say i agree with you both its hard to know why BCC is fannying about on this minor topic whilst everything else is being cut. Potholes everywhere, street cleaning cut, rubbish collection ina mess, community halls being closed etc etc i could rant on but on but i wont. Bring on the next elections!!

  4. its like all minor laws it will never be enforced, so we all live in misery while folks have good ideas to keep themselves in jobs

  5. Yet another reason to move outside Brum and go somewhere people can breathe….
    How can you play ball with a dog on a lead? My new dog lead will have to be 40ft long! Or is there a ban on that too?

    • do you think we are becoming the peoples republic of birmingham (smiles). Mind you having watched a midlle aged moron with his dog by his side stop walking and wait while his staffie craps on a public path i am warming to the theme!!

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