Posted: Fri 5th Aug 2022

Review of PSPO requiring dogs to remain on leads on sports pitches and pavements in 2023 for people living in or visiting the wrexham area

An order requiring dogs to keep off sports pitches and for owners to keep their pets on a lead on pavements and public roads, will remain in place until at least next year.

Such measures have been in place across Wrexham since early 2017 and carry for a Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN) for those who fail to comply.

The PSPO (Public Space Protection Order) was renewed 2020 and will remain in place until at least 2023.

Under the order dogs are not allowed off the lead in car parks and visitor centres in all our country parks but they can be let off the lead for a good run round when not in these areas.

Dogs are also not allowed on marked sports pitches, bowling green playing surfaces, in children’s play areas, skate parks, tennis courts and multi use games areas

Owners must also keep their dog on a lead while walking on a public road and pavement – or if you are asked to put one on your dog anywhere, at anytime by a council officer. Bags for dog poo must be carried at all times.

You could be fined up to £100 if you do not follow the restrictions.

Darren Williams, Chief Officer Environment and Technical, said, “Across the county borough there are many responsible dog owners who care not only for their dogs but for their surroundings and others enjoying it.

“However, we do get reports of dogs fouling on sports fields which is obviously unacceptable and dangerous.

“We also receive complaints about dogs running loose, and sometimes causing distress, to others in the area.

“For this reason I ask that everyone stays up to date with the PSPO and what’s expected of them when walking their dogs.”

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