Active PSPOs

Control of fires and barbecues, Chinese lanterns and fireworks

Dog fouling (failing to pick up after your dog)

Means to pick up after your dog

Dogs to be on leads at all times

Dogs to be put on leads on request

Dog exclusion areas

Highway access

Public urination and defecation

Street drinking

Fines for breaching a dog control PSPO

  • Fixed penalty notice of £75.00
  • Failure to pay the fixed penalty notice may lead to prosecution
  • Maximum fine is £1000 from the Magistrate's Court

Dog fouling orders

You must immediately remove dog dirt from any land that the public have access to (except for marshland, woodland and moorland).

You can dispose of dog dirt in most council litter bins, provided you have put it in a bag first. Please don't dispose of it in bins next to children's play areas.

Dog lead orders

Dogs have to be on a lead:

  • on Kirklees maintained road and pavements
  • in car parks
  • on bowling greens
  • on allotments
  • in cemeteries and crematoria
  • at some schools
  • on sports grounds when sports activities are taking place
  • at Castle Hill between 1 March and 31 July (because of ground nesting birds)

Dogs can be exercised off the lead in parks and open spaces in Kirklees, though some are designated "Dogs on Lead by Request".

For instance if there is an event happening, or if your dog is being a nuisance or a danger, an authorised official can ask you to put your dog on a lead.

The lead must be not more than 2 metres and the dog should be under control.

Dog exclusion area orders

Dogs are excluded from certain fenced areas such as children's play areas, paddling pools, multi-use games areas (MUGAs), skate parks, tennis and ball courts.