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PSPO Ashfield District Council 2015

The PSPO Ashfield District Council 2015 (as extended and varied in 2018) is one of the Public Space Protection Orders we have in place. 

What is covered by the PSPO?

The following rules apply and anyone breaching them is liable to a fine or a direction to move on. 

Alcohol

If a person who is drinking alcohol is behaving or likely to behave in a manner to cause nuisance and annoyance an officer can request the person surrender their alcohol or pour it away. Failing to do so allows an officer to take action by means of issuing a Fixed Penalty Notice or provide evidence for legal action through the court.

There are 8 designated areas in Ashfield where this applies and are highlighted within the drafted PSPO 2015 (as extended and varied 2018) Schedule 1.

Approved Variation: To incorporate additional locations as detailed and specified in the Order and Schedule 1. These are the same locations as urinating and direction to move on.

Urinating or defecating in a designated area

If a person urinates or defecates within the specified area an officer can take action by means of issuing a Fixed Penalty Notice or provide evidence for legal action through the court.

There are 8 designated areas in Ashfield where this applies and are highlighted within the drafted PSPO 2015 (as extended and varied 2018) Schedule 1.

Approved Variation: To incorporate additional locations as detailed and specified in the Order and Schedule 1. These are the same additions for alcohol/urinating and direction to move on.

Dog fouling in specified area

If a person allows a dog they are responsible for at that time to foul and walks away without picking up an officer can take action by means of issuing a Fixed Penalty Notice or provide evidence for legal action through the court.

This relates to the entire district with the exception of forestry commission land as highlighted within Schedule 2 and accompanying map as drafted.

Failing to produce device or other means of removing dog faeces on demand

If a person does not produce a device or other means for removing dog faeces upon request an officer can take action by means of issuing a Fixed Penalty Notice or provide evidence for legal action through the court.

This relates to the entire district with the exception of forestry commission land as highlighted within Schedule 2 and accompanying map as drafted.

Dogs on lead by direction

If a person does not comply with placing their dog on a lead at the request of an authorised officer, the officer can take action by means of issuing a Fixed Penalty Notice or provide evidence for legal action through the court.

This relates to the entire district with the exception of forestry commission land as highlighted within Schedule 2 and accompanying map as drafted.

Dogs - specified maximum amount

No more than 6 dogs can be taken out at any one time by one person or an officer can take action by means of issuing a Fixed Penalty Notice or provide evidence for legal action through the court.

This relates to the entire district with the exception of Forestry Commission land as highlighted within Schedule 2 and accompanying map as drafted.

Dogs - exclusion in specified area

Dogs are excluded from specific locations within Ashfield including enclosed children’s play areas and enclosed sports facilities on parks such as tennis courts and bowling greens.

We can take action by means of issuing a Fixed Penalty Notice or provide evidence for legal action through the court if the person responsible for the dog allows it to enter the exclusion areas as highlighted within Schedule 3 of the order and accompanying map as drafted.

Approved Variation: Additional dog exclusion areas have been included see schedule 3.

Dogs - on leads in specified areas

If a person does not comply with placing their dog on a lead on: each and every length of road (including pavements, footways and verges, and the pedestrianised areas and cemeteries and churchyards (detailed as per Schedule 4 and accompanying map) an officer can take action by means of issuing a Fixed Penalty Notice or provide evidence for legal action through the court.

Direction to move on

If a person is engaging in behaviour that is anti-social or creating a nuisance or annoyance and fails to move on when asked to do so, an officer can take action by means of issuing a Fixed Penalty Notice or provide evidence for legal action through the court.

There are 8 designated areas in Ashfield where this applies and are highlighted within the drafted PSPO 2015 (as extended and varied 2018) Schedule 1.

Approved Variation: To incorporate Direction to Move On.