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Dog Control Orders 2017

Please note that the consultation has now closed

Bedford Borough Council consulted with residents and stakeholders on the expansion of the Dog Control Orders to cover new areas.

Dog Exclusion Order - 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 or remain on any land to which this Order applies.

Dogs on Leads Order - 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 on any land to which the Order applies.

Those committing an offence can be fined up to £1,000. However, it is proposed to offer a Fixed Penalty Notice of £75 as an alternative to prosecution, which would discharge liability for the offence.

Dogs used by the police or other agencies for official purposes, will have a reasonable excuse for failing to comply with a dog control order. People requiring assistance dogs (trained by a prescribed charity) are exempted from dog fouling and dog ban orders.

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What Happened Next?

This report was passed by executive on 20th September 2017. Please click here to read the decision

Please click on the following links to access the following orders approved:

The Dog Control Public Space Protection Order 2016 (File Size 13MB)

Variation of the order 2017 (File Size 5MB)

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