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Report of the Head of Environment and Public Realm - Tackling Anti-Social Behaviour relating to dogs: Updating our enforcement tools

Decision Maker: Communities, Housing and Environment Committee

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

To consider replacing existing Dog Control Orders with updated enforcement measures.

Decision:

1.  That a formal consultation be undertaken for a 1 month period on the introduction of 3 Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs) to update and improve the enforcement tools available to officers when dealing with irresponsible dog owners;

2.  That the fixed penalty notice available for each PSPO be set at £100 in line with other PSPOs; and

3.  That representations made in the public consultation be considered by the Head of Environment and Public Realm as detailed in Section 6 before the Head of Housing and Community Services makes the PSPOs unless there are significant relevant objections when there would be a report back to Committee.

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Contact: Martyn Jeynes Email: martynjeynes@maidstone.gov.uk, Jennifer Shepherd Email: jennifershepherd@maidstone.gov.uk.

Report author: Martyn Jeynes

Publication date: 19/04/2017

Date of decision: 18/04/2017

Decided: 18/04/2017 - Communities, Housing and Environment Committee

Effective from: 27/04/2017

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