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Dogs Exclusion PSPO

The Dogs Exclusion Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) 2017

Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014

Offence 

1. A person in charge of a dog shall be guilty of an offence if, at any time, he takes the dog onto, or permits the dog to enter or to remain on, any land to which this order applies unless:

2. Nothing in this article applies to a person who:

3. For the purposes of this article:

1. Dogs for the Disabled (registered charity number 700454)

2. Support Dogs (registered charity number 1088281)

3. Canine Partners for Independence (registered charity number 803680

Penalty

A person who is guilty of an offence shall be issued with a fixed penalty notice. The amount of the penalty is £100. Failure to pay the fixed penalty will result in prosecution

Schedule 1

Land to which the Order applies

This Order applies to all land within the administrative area of Swale Borough which comprises any securely fenced (and/or hedged and/or walled) children's play area and any securely fenced (and/or hedged and/or walled) sporting or recreational facility which is clearly signed at its entrance(s) as a "dog exclusion area" (whether the sign uses those particular words or words and/or symbols having like effect).

Beaches - Current locations where dogs are prohibited between 1 May and 30 September each year:

Sheerness - The beach from an imaginary line at 90 degrees from the centre point of the headland Jacobs Bank eastward to an imaginary line at 90 degrees from the west side of the steps leading over the sea wall immediately to the east of Sheerness Swimming Pool.

Minster Leas - The beach from an imaginary line at 90 degrees from the east side of the the Playa Public House eastwards to an imaginary line at 90 degrees from the west side of the vehicle ramp leading to the beach, opposite the Little Oyster Café at 4 Sea Side Avenue.

Leysdown on Sea - The beach from an imaginary line at 90 degrees from Stokes Amusements, eastwards to an imaginary line at 90 degrees from the west of the beach steps opposite the small roundabout at the seaward end of 'The Promenade Road, Leysdown.

 

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