Dog control

Dog control

A public consultation on a new proposed Public Spaces Protection Order in relation to dog control ran from Friday December 2019 and concluded in March 2020.

At the Full Council Meeting on 23 June 2020 the Public Spaces Protection Order was approved.

The Public Spaces Protection Order will commence on 1 July 2020.

The particulars of the Order are as follows:

Dog Fouling
It is an offence if a person in charge of a dog fails to remove and suitably dispose of its faeces forthwith.

Seasonal Beach Exclusion (from 1 May until 30 September inclusive)
There are seasonal exclusions of dogs from designated beaches;

Porthcressa Beach (all times)

Porthmellon Beach (all times)

Old Town Beach (9am-7pm)

Permanent Exclusion Areas

St Mary's

  • Parade Park, Hugh Town
  • Five Islands School MUGA pitch, Old Town
  • Five Islands School Playing Field, Old Town
  • Isles of Scilly Skate park, Old Town
  • Garrison Playing Field, The Garrison
  • Garrison Children’s Play Area, The Garrison
  • Porthcressa Children’s Play Area, Hugh Town

St Agnes

  • St Agnes MUGA Pitch
  • St Agnes Primary School Green


  • Bryher MUGA Pitch
  • Bryher Community Centre, Children’s Play Area

 St Martin’s

  • St Martin’s Enclosed Tennis Courts

Dogs on Leads
There is a requirement for ‘dogs on leads’ in designated streets/areas (as specified in the PSPO).

Dogs on Leads – Church Grounds
There is a requirement for dogs to be kept on leads in designated church grounds as specified in the PSPO.

Dogs on Leads – Bird Breeding Areas
There is a requirement for dogs to be kept on leads in designated bird breeding grounds during the breeding season 1 April to 30 September inclusive as specified in the PSPO.

Dogs on Leads by direction of an Authorised Officer
It is an offence to fail to put a dog on a lead when directed to do so by an Authorised Officer.

Should any member of the community require further clarification on the forthcoming PSPO please contact