Public Spaces Protection Orders

Our first Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) came into effect on 19 September 2016.  

It helps us to prevent dog fouling across Pendle; manage dogs in cemeteries and make sure our play areas and multi use games areas are safe.

These are the rules you have to follow:

  • It is an offence for you to allow a dog to foul and not pick the fouling up unless you have a reasonable excuse or the permission of the land owner.  This applies on any land where the public has access
  • It is an offence for you to have a dog off a lead in Barrowford, Colne, Nelson, Earby, Salterforth or Ghyll cemeteries or for you to be in charge of more than one dog in Barrowford, Colne or Nelson cemeteries
  • It is an offence to have a dog, or to smoke in a children's play area or multi use games area
  • It is an offence to take a dog into Barrowford Park War Memorial

If you are found guilty of one of these offences you will face a fine of up to £1000. We may issue a fixed penalty notice of up to £100 as an alternative to prosecution.  

View maps of the individual public space protection orders.

Second Public Spaces Protection Order

Our second Public Spaces Protection order has now been agreed. It allows us to continue with alleygating schemes in Brierfield, Nelson and Colne.  The Order describes what is expected of residents who live within the restricted areas:

  • Public access is restricted at all times, using lockable alley gates, except for residents, who have been issued with keys or codes to open and close the alley gates; the emergency services; and statutory undertakers
  • Anyone using the gates to get in or out of the restricted area must ensure that they are closed and locked immediately after use
  • Residents within the restricted area are responsible for keeping the alley gates closed and locked; providing access for waste collection; street cleaning; one off bulky collections and highway maintenance and keeping the back street clear of rubbish other than in bins or bags provided by us or awaiting collection under the bulky rubbish scheme 
  • We are responsible for maintenance of the gates
  • If anyone persistently and unreasonably breaches of any of the conditions of the Order, legal action will be taken, which could result in a fine

If you have any questions please contact us