Is dog fouling a problem in this community?
In accordance with section 72 of the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014, this forms part of the Allerdale Borough Councilâ€™s consultation on the making of a Public Space Protection Order for the prohibition of dog fouling in the Borough.
As the existing order will lapse on 20 October 2020 the Council has reviewed the reports of dog fouling made since August 2016 (this being the earliest available date the data was available from the My Allerdale App) which shows that we receive on average 2.45 reports of dog fouling per day with incidents spanning the whole extent of the Borough. It is also accepted by Council Officers that the reported figure does not capture the whole extent of this issue and many incidents of dog fouling go unreported.Â The true extent of the issue is unknown, but the current report rate indicates that this is something which is likely, at some time, to affect every resident in Allerdale and its visitors. On assessment against the legal test for making a Public Space Protection Order, the Council is satisfied that the evidence it holds provides sufficient basis to commence a consultation on making the making of a Public Space Protection order.
We therefore ask that you provide a response to the following:
Which village/town do you operate in? If this is for the whole Borough of Allerdale, please state that it is the whole Borough.
Do you feel that dog fouling has a detrimental effect on your community and the people around you? Please provide any reports of dog fouling you hold to support this, although we appreciate that as the cleansing of our streets is a Borough Council function.
Do you feel that dog fouling has a direct impact on your day to day life of the people in your community? Please provide any reports of dog fouling you hold to support this, although we appreciate that as the cleansing of our streets is a Borough Council function.
Do you feel there are any instances in which dog fouling should be tolerated and should be any exemptions to such an order?
Have you seen a recent increase or decrease in the incidents of dog fouling in your community?
Please provide any other representations you wish to make in relation to the proposed public space protection order.
Your response can be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or on our website https://www.allerdale.gov.uk/en/consultation/dog-fouling-public-space-protection-order-pspo/.
Please provide your response by 25 August 2020.