Dog Fouling

Public Spaces Protection Order Dog Fouling 2022

Anti Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014, section 59

On 14 January 2022, after a positive public consultation with 95% of the respondents in support, the East Cambridgeshire District Council Public Space Protection Order Dog Fouling 2022 (PDF) came into effect. The PSPO is valid for three years, after which it will reviewed and potentially extended. The Order makes it an offence to allow a dog to foul on public land and not clear up after it.

A breach of the Order is a criminal offence and will result in a fixed penalty notice of £80.00, or upon summary conviction, a fine of £1000.

The PSPO applies to all public places with the East Cambridgeshire District, and includes areas previously not covered by the Dog Fouling of Land Act, including common land and roadside verges.

Signage has been created and installed in popular dog walking areas and problem hotspots around the district, to remind dog owners of their responsibility, especially in open green spaces, recreation grounds and sport pitches, parks and common land.

Information on how to report an owner for failing to clear up after their dog can be found on our dog fouling waste pages

For further information, please contact Environmental Services on 01353 665555 or email

For more information on the Council's fight against Environmental Crime, please see our Environmental Crime Enforcement Policy (PDF)