Eastbourne has local Dog Control Orders to promote responsible dog ownership.
Any person who commits an offence is liable to prosecution or a fixed penalty fine of £75. There are exemptions for registered blind people with guide dogs.
You can download this advice in PDF format below, or use our online form to order a printed colour leaflet.
Poop Scoop Areas
Poop Scoop requirements apply to all land open to the air to which the public have access, including:
All roads, footpaths, verges, walkways and passageways
Parks and gardens, including the woodland area of Hampden Park
Recreation and sports grounds
Open amenity areas including the downland estate
Surface area car parks
Beaches and promenades
You must remove any mess caused by a dog under your control. Dog mess can be deposited in the special red bins provided or taken home and placed in the dustbin if double bagged.
The Dog Control Orders in Eastbourne came into effect from Monday 14 April 2008.
These Dog Control Orders only apply in Eastbourne. Contact your local district or city council if you are outside Eastbourne.
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.