South Street Playing Fields PSPO Dog Exclusion Consultation

Closed 1 Mar 2020

Opened 20 Jan 2020

Feedback expected 30 Mar 2020

Results Updated 12 May 2020



South Street Playing Fields is one of the green spaces in Bristol excluded from the City of Bristol (dog control) Public Space Protection Order 2017 requiring dog owners to keep dogs on leads and prohibiting dogs from children’s play areas. 

The freehold is owned by Gatehouse Green Learning Trust, and is used by Compass Primary School as the school playing field.

The school, parents and local residents are concerned about the safety and health consequences of dogs being exercised in the field.

Why We Are Consulting

To establish whether there is support for creating a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) to exclude dogs from South Street Playing Fields. The breach of a PSPO is an enforceable offence and dog owners could be fined £100 or taken to court.

What Happens Next

The results will be reported to the Executive Director of Growth and Regeneration and will form a key part of the decision whether to make south Street Playing Fields subject to a PSPO excluding dogs.


  • Bedminster


  • All residents
  • Children / Young People
  • Parents, carers and guardians
  • Community & Voluntary organisations


  • Children and young people
  • Parks and green spaces