From Birmingham City Council Environmental Health – Animal Health and Welfare:

On 1 March 2014, Birmingham City Council introduced 5 Dog Control Orders to tackle issues caused by irresponsible dog owners who fail to control or clean up after their pets.

Offences are enforced by the City Council Dog Warden/Enforcement Officers by the issue of a Fixed Penalty Notice and fine of £80.

The Orders will cease to be in effect in October 2017, due to changes imposed by the Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014; it is proposed to change the Orders into 5 Public Space Protection Orders and we are required to carry out a consultation.

There will be no changes made to the requirements contained in the Orders, which I have outlined below; however we are proposing to increase the amount of a Fixed Penalty from £80 to £100.

The current Dog Control Orders are;

  1. The Fouling of Land by Dogs Order 2014 – it is 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.
  2. The Dogs on Leads Order 2014 – it is 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.
  3. The Dogs Exclusion Order 2014 – it is an offence for a person in charge of a dog to permit the dog to enter into or remain in any clearly demarcated children’s play area and School land.
  4. The Dogs on Leads by Direction Order 2014 – it is anoffence 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.
  5. The Dogs (Specified Maximum) Order 2014 – it is an offence for any person to take more than four dogs onto open land in Birmingham.

I recognise that uncontrolled dogs and dog fouling is an issue for the residents of Birmingham.

For further information and to have your say please visit www.birmingham.gov.uk/dogcontrol

The closing date for submission of responses in 7 August 2017.

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3 COMMENTS

  1. Dogs on a lead on public roads. Grass verges etc needs to be reinforced and policed . I see dogs off lead with their owners 😮

  2. completely agree with harsher penalty for fouling however catching those responsible without adequate resources makes any increase pointless.

  3. I’ve seen loads of dogs off leads and shitting on the grass verges in frankley.
    And nothing is ever done.
    It’s a complete joke.
    Where the hell are these wardens..!

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