Public Consultation - Extension and Minor Variations of East Devon DC Public Spaces Protection Orders. Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014

In May 2017 we made three Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs) as we're permitted to do under the above legislation.

The orders:

  • require dog owners to pick up after their dogs.
  • ban dogs from some public places, such as some beaches during the summer, and require them to be kept on leads in others. 
  • prohibit people feeding seagulls on or near our beaches.
  • restrict certain anti-social behaviour in areas of central Exmouth and Sidmouth.

Each order lasted for three years, at which time they had to be extended if still appropriate. We reached that three year point so undertook a consultation regarding extending the existing orders for a further three years and took the opportunity to propose making some minor variations. We were only allowed to make orders which were 'likely to have a detrimental effect on quality of life and in relation to behaviours which are persistent and continuing'.

Town and parish councils and the wider community had their say in early 2020. Their comments were considered and where appropriate and relevant incorporated into the changes.

See our revised Public Space Protection Orders, adopted following the consultation in early 2020.