Dog Fouling, Dog Bins and Dog Control

This page provides information on dog fouling, including how to report dog fouling and dog control including when a lead is required and how many dogs can be walked at any one time.

Dogs on Leads

There are three areas in East Herts where dogs must be kept on leads at all times, these are the allotments at Bentley Road, Norwood Close and West Street, Hertford.

Dogs on lead by direction

You must put your dog on a lead when requested to do so by an authorised officer.

Dog Exclusion Areas

Dogs are excluded from children's play areas, fenced games areas (ie tennis courts), bowling greens and marked playing pitches when a game is in progress (ie football pitches).

Maximum number of dogs to be walked at a given time

An individual is not permitted to walk more than four (4) dogs onto any East Herts Council owned land at any one time.

For further information on the Public Spaces Protection Order please view our Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) page.

The penalty

If anyone fails to meet the requirements of the PSPO or to comply with a request from authorised council officer, they could be issued with a Fixed Penalty Notice of up to £100 or a fine of up to £1,000 on prosecution.

Dog Fouling

You must clear up after your dog on any land in the District.

Failure to clear up after a dog is an offence and you will be fined or prosecuted. The order applies to any land within the area administered by the council which is open to the air and to which the public are entitled or permitted to have access either with or without payment (including woods and agricultural land).

To report on dog fouling complete our online form

Means to pick up / Overflowing Dog Bins

You must produce a means to pick up your dog's waste when asked to do so by an authorised officer.

Remember you can use Litter Bins to dispose of dog waste too.

You can report a damaged or overflowing dog bin online