Paws for thought: Take a few minutes to have your say on the Council's PSPO for dogs' consultation

Hounslow Council is asking residents for their views on new proposals to improve how dogs and people can safely share green spaces in the borough.

Published: Wednesday, 2nd August 2023

dogs PSPO website

The proposals, under Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) provisions, identifies where, when, and how dogs can use green spaces to keep them, their human companions, families and park-users safe. 

The Council and its partners have received an increase in complaints received to the council and its partners for dog fouling, dogs off lead and more than 4 dogs being walked at any one time.  

This consultation will be a chance for dog-owners, walkers, parents, carers, residents, business owners, organisations and visitors to have their say on whether clearer restrictions should be brought in to help make sure families, dogs and their owners and walkers can share public spaces in a safe and enjoyable way. 

Proposals for the PSPO will be applicable borough wide, or for some proposals restricted to certain areas only, and will apply to publicly accessible land owned by Hounslow Council, including in parks, housing estates and cemeteries.  

Cllr Ajmer Grewal, Cabinet Member for Safety and Regulatory Services, said: “I love dogs and understand the need to exercise them. I also fully appreciate that they can be a source of anxiety especially when they are being walked in great numbers in open spaces and around families with young children. This is why we are encouraging you to have your say on how we safely share our parks and open spaces with dogs.” 

The consultation has started today, 3 August 2023 and is open for 12 weeks until 3 November 2023. To have your say please visit consultation

If you would like a printed copy of this consultation, or an accessible alternative, such as Braille, large print or EasyRead, please email  

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