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Have your say on renewal of Public Space Protection Orders

Posted by on 15 September 2020 | Comments

Residents in East Suffolk are invited to have their say on the proposed renewal of two Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs) which are due to expire early next year.

Two existing PSPOs relating to the control of dogs and controlling other activities at Landguard Point Nature Reserve in Felixstowe and applying seasonal controls to dogs at Aldeburgh beach are due to expire in January 2021. These PSPOs are being proposed for renewal without any alteration to existing restrictions.

Under the existing PSPO for Aldeburgh, dogs are prohibited from a designated area of beach between 1 May and 30 September each year.

At Landguard Point, dogs are prohibited from a designated area of Landguard Point Nature Reserve, unless they are on a fixed lead of not exceeding 2 metres in length and under proper control. This PSPO also restricts other activities at Landguard Point with the aim of helping protect and maintain the wildlife and environment at the Nature Reserve.

A consultation is now open, inviting people to give their views on these proposals.

Cllr James Mallinder, East Suffolk’s cabinet member for the Environment said: “East Suffolk is a dog-friendly district and we recognise that most dog owners are responsible about the impact their dogs can have on others and the environment.

“Keeping your dog on a lead means everyone, with or without a dog, can enjoy spending time in public spaces. As always, we would remind dog walkers to make sure they clear up after their dog and dispose of the waste in the nearest litter bin.”

Full details of the existing PSPOs and details of how to comment.

The consultation closes on 9 October 2020.