Dog Control Public Space Protection Order Consultation

Closed 9 Nov 2020

Opened 28 Sep 2020


Bristol City Council is consulting on a Public Space Protection Order for Dog Control.

A Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) bans or restricts certain acts or behaviour in a specific area. They’re used in areas where certain behaviour is having a negative effect on the quality of life of those using the space.

A PSPO can remain in place for three years. Following this, the options are to either allow them to lapse, or extend them in their current form for a further three years.  The current dog control PSPO will lapse on 19 October 2020. 

Bristol City Council is proposing to put in place a city-wide PSPO that mirrors the previous City of Bristol (Dog Control) 2017 PSPO. This would stay in place until 2023.

The dog control PSPO covers three areas:

  • Dogs on leads
  • Dog fouling
  • Dog exclusions

The current PSPO has been shown to be effective in dealing with dog-related nuisance in the city by providing authorities with powers to fine or prosecute dog owners who do not follow the rules set out in the PSPO.

The council would like to hear views from people across the city.


  • All Areas


  • All residents


  • Licensing