Dog control orders

Dog control orders in North Liverpool

Dog control orders are in place in North Liverpool to enforce responsible dog ownership. The order specifies four offences:

  • Failing to remove dog dirt.
  • Not keeping a dog on a lead.
  • Not keeping a dog on a lead when ordered to do so by an authorised officer.
  • Allowing a dog to enter land from which they are excluded.

The order applies to the Anfield, County and Kirkdale wards of North Liverpool.  Breaching the order will result in a fixed penalty of £80 or prosecution. If successful, this pilot scheme will be rolled out across the city.

What does this mean for dog owners?

  • Dogs will be banned from cemeteries, school playgrounds and playing fields, children's play areas and sports pitches in parks.
  • Dogs must be kept on leads on pavements and when owners are directed to do so by an authorised officer if dogs are causing a nuisance or annoyance in outdoor public places.
  • Owners will still be able to exercise their pets, without a lead, in general areas of parks.
  • Assistance dogs  for people with disabilities are exempt from the order.

Areas of exclusion

The areas where dogs are not allowed include:


  • North Liverpool Academy
  • Pinehurst Primary
  • Anfield Junior and Infant Schools
  • All Saints Primary
  • St Margaret's (Anfield)
  • Kirkdale St Lawrence Primary
  • St John's Primary
  • Alsop High
  • Arnot St Mary Primary
  • St Francis De Sales Infant and Nursery School
  • Gwladys St Primary Schools

Parks and playgrounds

Children's play areas, football pitches, bowling greens, tennis courts, enclosed gardens and terraced areas in the following parks:

  • Stanley Park
  • Richmod Park Playground
  • Kirkdale Recreation Ground
  • St Martin's Recreation Ground
  • William Collins Public Open Space
  • Walton Hall Park

Cemeteries, crematoria and gardens of rest

  • Anfield Cemetery and Crematorium
  • St Mary's Church Grounds
  • Queens Drive Rest Garden

Except dogs on leashes accompanying a person attending a funeral, or remembrance service, or residing in premises within the specified cemeteries.