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Environmental Issues

A Public Space Protection Order [PDF, 0.4MB] was renewed with additional conditions on 12 October 2023 for a further 3 years.

This remains in force to help manage irresponsible dog ownership across the district. The PSPO replaces the Dog Control Orders that were previously in place. You will be committing an offence if you:

Offenders may be issued with a fixed penalty notice of £100 or a fine of up to £1,000 if prosecuted under the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014.

Dog exclusion zones

Dog exclusion zones are areas where dogs are not allowed. They include all fenced-in children's play areas and also apply to some other green spaces.

View further information on dog exclusion zones.

Dogs on leads

Dogs must be kept on a lead on all road carriageways with a speed limit of 40mph or less and adjoining footpaths and verges. Some other areas have been specifically designated as dogs on leads areas.

View further information on areas where dogs must be kept on leads.

An authorised officer of Huntingdonshire District Council can direct a person in charge of a dog to put it on a lead and keep it on the lead. This applies across the whole of Huntingdonshire.