Public Spaces Protection Orders

PSPO - Dog control

Our Public Spaces Protection Order - dog fouling (PSPO) helps us:

  • prevent dog fouling
  • manage dogs in cemeteries
  • make sure our play areas and multi use games areas are safe

You are committing an offence if you:

  • let a dog to foul and do 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
  • have a dog off a lead in Barrowford, Colne, Nelson, Earby, Salterforth or Ghyll cemeteries
  • are in charge of more than one dog in Barrowford, Colne or Nelson cemeteries
  • take a dog in a children's play area or multi use games area
  • smoke in a children's play area or multi use games area
  • take a dog into Barrowford Park War Memorial

If you are found guilty of one of these offences we can issue a fixed penalty notice of £100. If you don't pay, we can prosecute, and you may face a fine of up to £1000.   

View maps of the individual public space protection order areas.