Eastbourne has local Dog Control Orders to ensure responsible dog ownership and protect the town's environment.
Any person who commits an offence is liable to prosecution or a fixed penalty fine of £75.
The Dog Control Orders cover:
A Guide to Responsible Dog Ownership
Our Dog Control Orders are explained in this section or you can download the advice as a leaflet below, Local Dog Control Orders - A Guide to Responsible Dog Ownership. You can also request printed copies of the leaflet using our Contact Form below.
We offer advice and assistance to dog owners to help them abide by these laws, but if education does not work we can and will prosecute in the Magistrates Court. You can download our Pollution Enforcement Policy in PDF format below.
Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act
The Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005 has replaced previous local dog byelaws and the old Dogs (Fouling of Land) Act 1996 with powers for local councils to make Dog Control Orders.
The Dog Control Orders in Eastbourne came into effect from Monday 14 April 2008.
You can find general information about Dog Control Orders and an advice leaflet Control of Dogs, The Law and You on the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) website using the link from this page.