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Dog control PSPO consultation

Consultation open from 9 March to 19 April 2020.

The law enables us to tackle issues and problems relating to dogs within Cambridge. We do this with public space protection orders (PSPO).

We are reviewing the current dog control PSPO, which came into effect in October 2017 and was valid for three years.

We want to know what you think about dog fouling, dogs on leads, exclusion of dogs, and new restrictions.

Consultation information

To have your say, complete our short online survey. It should take about 10 minutes.

The survey closes on 19 April 2020.

If you have any questions about the consultation, contact us at or 01223 457900.


Park surveys have been cancelled due to the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak.

Between 9 and 13 April 2020, researchers working on our behalf will engage with people at selected green spaces. They’ll ask for feedback on the current dog control order and proposed new restrictions.

Next steps

The survey results will be analysed by researchers from MEL Research, who will produce a report for us. The results of the survey will be presented to committee in June or July 2020.

Further information

We have commissioned MEL Research to carry out the survey on our behalf. We want to ensure that we speak to a wide range of people and make the research as inclusive as possible. MEL research are a company partner of the Market Research Society and have a wealth of experience in the social research field.

Any information you provide will only be used for research purposes, and you will not be personally identifiable in any analysis or reports. MEL Research work to the Market Research Society’s code of conduct. They hold all information securely and strictly in line with the Data Protection Act 2018 and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Read MEL Research’s privacy policy to find out how they use the information you provide, including your privacy rights and right to withdraw your consent.