Residents and park users have told the council that they are concerned about growing numbers of dog-related problems in public spaces, such a dog fouling and aggressive dogs. The council are committed to tackling these issues and, as such, the Council is considering making Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs).
PSPOs are a new measure which would replace some existing legislation and introduce wider discretionary powers to deal with dog-related problems. The orders can be enforced by fixed-penalty notices and prosecution.
You can tell the council what you think about dog control in the borough and about the PSPOs that are being considered by filling in our survey.
To find out more about the proposed PSPOs, visit: www.merton.gov.uk/dogcontrolorders
Consultation start date: 24 August 2017
Consultation end date: 30 October 2017