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Reminder to Have Your Say on Dog Restrictions in Scarborough

Reminder to Have Your Say on Dog Restrictions in Scarborough

Published by Jon Burke at 3:36pm 14th July 2020. (Updated at 2:08pm 15th July 2020)

Residents in Scarborough borough are being reminded to have their say on what they think about where dogs are and aren't allowed and whether or not they should be on leads in different areas.

The council’s dog warden service is undertaking a review of the current dog restrictions in place.

As part of the review, it is conducting a consultation to seek people’s views on the restrictions, which are enforced through a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO).

PSPOs last for three years and have to be reviewed and consulted on before they can be renewed. The consultation has been timed to ensure a full review can be undertaken before the current PSPO expires in January 2021. 

The consultation asks people’s opinions on the locations and extent of the restrictions, the times of year they are in place and other factors, such as the amount of fines given for contravening the PSPO.

The consultation questionnaire is open for responses until 28 August. It is open to everyone that wants to express their opinion, not just dog owners. It can be completed online at

As well as consulting the general public, the council is also inviting its Residents Panel, parish councils and other key stakeholders to submit their opinions.

Scarborough Borough Council Deputy Operations, Transport and Countryside Manager, Harry Briggs, said:

“We fully recognise the importance of dog ownership and try to provide plenty of areas for people to exercise their dogs on and off the lead. At the same time we also understand that others want to enjoy areas free from the presence of dogs. The restrictions are in place to try to strike a balance between these different needs.

To ensure this consensus can be maintained and the restrictions remain relevant and appropriate, we consult periodically about them. Responses to our latest review will help to shape the restrictions for the next three years.”

Tony Randerson, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods, has been speaking to Yorkshire Coast Radio's Karen Liu:


There are 2 comments on this page.

Dont get me started, on 14th July 2020 7:09pm
What about horse muck left on paths down to beaches. Especially Filey and Hunmanby Gap. Riders are leaving this mess well aware. Its about time they were made to clear it up.
momo, on 15th July 2020 10:19pm
how do you suppose they do that?rather large poo bag needed,and a shovel.the only reason dog muck is a problem is its harmfull to health.pick it up and put it on your roses.

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