Consultation on a dog control Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO)

Start date: 4th July 2022
End date: 1st August 2022

What are we consulting on?

The council is considering making a PSPO covering some parts of the city of Liverpool. The order would make it an offence if people do not dispose of their dog's faeces on the land the order applies to. 

It would also make it a requirement for dogs to be kept on leads in certain parts of the city, and to put dogs on leads when directed to do so by an authorised officer in certain parts of the city.

Any person contravening the order would be committing an offence punishable by a fine.

Certain people would be exempt from the order such as those using disability dogs.

The order is being proposed because the Council considers that the activities concerned if not restricted by the order may have a detrimental effect on the quality of life of people using public places in Liverpool.

Documents we are consulting on

The plans referenced in the draft public spaces protection order are available on request via Michael Edgar, on 0151 233 0471 or by email to and also available to view at, Liverpool City Council, Legal Services, Cunard Building, Water Street, Liverpool L3 1DH

How to respond

We'd like to hear whether or not you think the order should be made.

Representations should be received on or by 1st August 2022 and posted to: Michael Edgar, Legal Services, Liverpool City Council, 5th Floor, Cunard Buildings, Water Street, Liverpool L3 1AH, or emailed to

Want to know more?

Questions may be addressed to Michael Edgar, on 0151 233 0471 or by email to

What happens next?

The results of the consultation will be reported to the council’s Highways and Public Spaces Representation Committee which will decide whether to proceed with the proposed order. If implemented the order will be the subject of further publicity.

What happens to my views?

The names and addresses of respondents will be kept confidential. Any responses will be reported to the committee anonymously.