Public Spaces Protection Order - Dog Controls

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Dear Caerphilly County Borough Council,

I am interested in understanding the effectiveness of public spaces protection orders for dog control. With this in mind, if you hold the information can you please disclose to me any of the following:
- an effectiveness review of the public spaces protection order for dog control,
- the number of complaints received per year in relation to dogs before the control,
- the number of complaints received per year in relation to dogs in public spaces after the control.

If you do not hold the requested information, please provide advice on how I can clarify my request so that I can access information you hold that is of interest to me.

With thanks,
Andy

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Dear Andrew Lovell,

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - INFORMATION REQUEST

 

Thank you for your request for information received on 24^th October. We
have considered your request and enclose the following information:

 

I am interested in understanding the effectiveness of public spaces
protection orders for dog control. With this in mind, if you hold the
information can you please disclose to me any of the following:

 

(1) An effectiveness review of the public space’s protection order for dog
control

 

The current PSPO came into force in March 2022 and is due for review next
year.

Please see below the figures for dog fouling complaints in the years
leading up to and after this PSPO coming into force, however the years
leading up to the PSPO being launched have been affected by the Covid
pandemic.

 

(2) The number of complaints received per year in relation to dogs before
the control,

 

Complaints received relating to dog fouling Year
634 2017 – 2018
758 2018 – 2019
727 2019 – 2020
199 2020 – 2021*
361 2021 – 2022*
517 2022 - 2023

 

* Covid affected

 

(3) The number of complaints received per year in relation to dogs in
public spaces after the control.

 

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