Public Space Protection Orders are the legal way in which Somerset Council can prosecute dog owners for a series of dog control issues, such as failure to pick up dog poo, dogs on leads and places where dogs are not allowed such as Childrens’ play areas.
Somerset Council launched a consultation on 27th October, closing on 17 November 2023, seeking the views of residents and businesses about the proposed changes to PSPOs in relations to dogs in the Somerset North area (ex-Sedgemoor), which are due for renewal in December 2023. Town and parish councils have been asked what, if any, changes are required, and these are captured within the consultation.
Full details of the areas affected and the new proposed draft PSPO order can be found at https://somersetcouncil.citizenspace.com/planning/public-spaces-protection-order-consultation-sedgem/
Paper copies of the consultation are available by contacting the Council on 0300 123 2224, draft copies of the PSPO are also available at the following locations:
• Bridgwater House reception, King Square, Bridgwater, TA6 3AR.
• Bridgwater Library, Binford Place, Bridgwater TA6 3LF.
• Burnham-on-Sea Library, 1 Princess St, Burnham-on-Sea TA8 1EH.
• Cheddar Library, Union Street, Cheddar, Somerset BS27 3NB.