A Public Space Protection Order PSPO [PDF, 0.1MB] entered into force on 20 October 2017 and was renewed in October 2020 for a further 3 years.
This remains in force to help manage irresponsible dog ownership across the district. The PSPO replaces the Dog Control Orders that were previously in place. You will be committing an offence if you:
do not put and keep a dog on a lead when told to do so by an authorised officer
are not carrying a suitable bag (or similar) for picking up and disposing of dog faeces and be able to show this if requested by an authorised officer.
Offenders may be issued with a fixed penalty notice of £100 or a fine of up to £1,000 if prosecuted under the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014.
Dog exclusion zones
Dog exclusion zones are areas where dogs are not allowed. They include all fenced-in children's play areas and also apply to some other green spaces.
Dogs on leads
Dogs must be kept on a lead on all road carriageways with a speed limit of 40mph or less and adjoining footpaths and verges. Some other areas have been specifically designated as dogs on leads areas.
An authorised officer of Huntingdonshire District Council can direct a person in charge of a dog to put it on a lead and keep it on the lead. This applies across the whole of Huntingdonshire.