Published: 13 November 2017

Rugby Borough Council - Public Spaces Protection Order

From the 1 September 2017, a Public Spaces Protection Order enforces the following restrictions on dog owners in the whole of the area covered by Rugby Borough Council. The order covers:

Dog fouling - A person has committed an offence if a dog in his/her charge fouls on land listed in the order* and the person fails to remove the faeces. (* the order covers most public land).

Dogs on leads - A person has committed an offence if he/she fails to keep a dog on a lead in certain designated areas - public roads, council-owned cemeteries and Caldecott Park.

Dogs on leads by direction - A person has committed an offence if he/she fails to put a dog on a lead when requested to do so by an authorised officer. This order applies to the whole borough.

Failure to comply - Fixed Penalty Notices of £100 can be issued to a person committing an offence under the Public Spaces Protection Order. Failure to comply with the Order is also a criminal offence, subject to a fine of up to £1000 on summary conviction.

A summary of the new order is here and the full text of the order is here