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 lasts for up to three years, at which time they must be extended if still appropriate. We're at that three year point now. We intend to extend the existing orders for a further three years and to take the opportunity to make some minor variations. 

Town and parish councils have already had their say on the proposals. Now we want the views of the wider community and you can have your say until Friday 20 March 2020.

The current Public Space Protection orders, which we're proposing to keep for the next three years (with some minor changes):

The changes proposed to those current orders:

Please note that we're only allowed to make orders which are 'likely to have a detrimental effect on quality of life and in relation to behaviours which are persistent and continuing'.

Please send any comments on our proposals to our Environmental Health Team by email: or by post to Environmental Health, East Devon District Council, Blackdown House, Border Road, Heathpark Industrial Estate, Honiton, EX14 1EJ.

If you need a copy of this consultation sending out to you in the post, or in large print or any other format please email: or call 01395 517569.