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Ribble Valley Survey

An online survey has been launched today for residents to have their say on Ribble Valley Borough Council’s enforcement of dog fouling and control issues across the borough. The survey provides everyone with a chance to voice their views as a Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) expires on 20 October 2023.  The survey closes at midnight on Monday 31 July and anyone aged 16 or over can take part. 

The PSPO enables the Council to undertake enforcement against issues such as dog fouling and out of control dogs, and a three-year extension of the PSPO is being proposed.

Introduced in 2017 as part of the Council’s ongoing campaign to make people’s lives safer and healthier, the PSPO makes it an offence to:

  • Fail to pick up your dogs poop in a public place
  • Not be in possession of pet poop bags
  • Let your dog off its lead in Clitheroe Cemetery
  • Allow your dog to enter a playground or sports pitch
  • Refuse to put your dog on a lead if asked by a dog warden
  • Be in charge of more than four dogs at once

Anyone breaching the order faces a £100 fixed penalty notice or day in court and fine of up to £1,000.

The consultation is available at in person at the Council Offices in Church Walk, Clitheroe, or by phoning Ribble Valley Borough Council on 01200 425111.

  • Also, if you would like to help shape local services, why not join the new Ribble Valley People’s Panel? You will be invited to take part in online surveys on important issues and your feedback will inform council decisions. People aged under 45 and especially between 16 and 24 are particularly welcome to join. Further information is available at Ribble Valley’s People's Panel or Ribble Valley Borough Council on 01200 425111.