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Have your say on proposed Public Spaces Protection Orders in Eastbourne

Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPO) are something councils can put in place to protect the community from anti-social behaviour.

They put conditions or restrictions on what people can do within a specific area if there is evidence to suggest that a problem exists. Breaching a PSPO can be a criminal offence punishable by a fine or prosecution.

We have reviewed our existing orders to make sure they meet the requirements set out in the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act (2014). We are now proposing to establish the following orders with slight changes to their boundaries.

Dog Ban - Eastbourne Public Spaces Protection Order

This order means that dogs are not allowed in specified areas such as children’s playgrounds and on certain beaches during the summer months (1 May to 30 September). Failure to comply with the order could result in maximum fine of £1000. Exemptions apply to dogs trained to support people with a disability, including Guide Dogs and Hearing Dogs for the Deaf.   

Our proposal is to increase the area covered by this order to include the beach between the Wish Tower and the Holywell Café between 1 May to 30 September.

Dog on Lead - Eastbourne Public Spaces Protection Order

This order means that dogs must be kept on leads at all times within specified areas such as parks, gardens and cemeteries throughout the year and the seafront during the summer months. Failure to comply with the order could result in maximum fine of £1000.

Our proposal is to add a number of new areas where a dog would be required to be kept on a lead. These are:

  • The public walkways around Sovereign Harbour Marina
  • The Western Parade from Holywell Café area to the Wish Tower
  • The middle Parade from the Holywell Café area to the wish Tower

Copies of the proposed orders, including maps of where the proposed orders would apply, are available to download below.

Have your say

We want to hear the views of people in the community and organisations about our proposed changes to these Public Spaces Protection Orders.

We have provided an online survey to help you structure your feedback:

The closing date for responses is 5pm on Sunday 10 September at 5pm.

To request this information in a different language or format, including a paper copy of the consultation information please telephone 01323 410000 or email customerfirst@eastbourne.gov.uk

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