To address the concerns and complaints of residents and visitors to the District, the Council intends to renew the Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs) in respect to dog control as well as making a number of new Public Spaces Protection Orders in relation to alcohol, BBQs, lit fires and unauthorised parking.
It is important that we listen to the opinions of citizens and stakeholders before implementing changes such as these - that's why we are inviting you to give us feedback on the issues raised in the consultation document (see below). We are particularly interested to hear from people who use the public spaces listed.
A consultation report will be taken to Committee to consider the renewal and adoption of the new PSPOs.
A report of the results from this consultation activity will be published here on our website within six weeks of the the consultation period ending on 2 January 2018.
You can respond to the consultation in the following ways:
Parks And Streetscene Department
Derbyshire Dales District Council
- Consultation [PDF 51KB]
- Draft PSPO - Dog Control [PDF 311KB]
- Draft PSPO - Alcohol [PDF 139KB]
- Draft PSPO - Parks & Open Spaces [PDF 193KB]
On 20 October 2017 the existing Designated Public Place Order (DPPO) covering Matlock becomes a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) following the introduction of the ASB Crime and Policing Act 2014.
A PSPO means that any anti-social behaviour can be dealt with by the issuing of a £100 Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN) by a police office, Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) and Derbyshire Dales District Council enforcement staff.
Signage advising people that they are in a PSPO area, warning of the possible consequences of anti-social behaviour, is being installed by Derbyshire Dales District Council in autumn 2017.
- PSPOs for dog fouling have existed in the Derbyshire Dales since 2015. Here's the list of sites [PDF 92KB] covered by the dog orders - see more information below.
The DPPO was set up in Matlock in 2007, covering most areas of the town centre as a useful tool to assist with enforcement in cases of anti-social behaviour.
Under the terms of the ASB Crime and Policing Act 2014 the DPPO can automatically transfer to become a PSPO for a period of three years provided no changes are made to the original DPPO.
A review of the Matlock order will be required in 2020, when a consultation will take place. Based on the evidence of the previous three years and the enforcement of any alcohol-related elements, amendments could be made to suit the results of the consultation.
The order area is shown in the map below, the border of which is outlined in red.
Derbyshire Dales District Council responded to the views of local people by introducing new dog orders that became law in public spaces across the Derbyshire Dales from 1 April 2015.
Exclusion orders and a dogs-on-leads policy have been adopted in certain areas - and give council workers powers to issue fixed penalty notices to dog owners who fail to remove dog mess left by their animals in public places. Here's the list of sites [PDF 92KB] covered by the dog orders.
- The orders seek to balance the needs of responsible dog owners against the interests of those affected by dogs, particularly children.
Whoopsies, doo-doos and poos are some of the cute names that are used to give a pleasant name to what is rather unpleasant subject.
Allowing your dog to foul on open spaces and failing to clear it up is irresponsible, highly unpleasant and also potentially dangerous. Dog faeces carry many germs. A child who plays where a dog has fouled can pick up germs which lead to illness. In extreme cases this may result in blindness.
It is anti-social - dog mess is offensive to look at. We have all at some time, had to step carefully when walking along the pavement and had the obnoxious experience of actually treading in this mess.
|Ashbourne Cemetery||Ashbourne Recreation Ground|
|Bankcroft Picnic Area||Brickyard Play Area|
|Cavendish Drive||Highfield Road Play Area|
|Thorpe View Play Area|
Ashford in he Water
|Bakewell Recreation Ground||Bath Gardens|
|Burton Edge Cemetery||River Walk|
|Bandstand at the Cross||Beggars Plot|
|Bonsall Play Area and Memorial Gardens||Nethergreen|
|Beggars Plot||Town Bottom Play Area and The Peace Gardens|
|Brailsford Cemetery||The Plain Play Area|
|Brassington Cemetery||Picnic Area at Wirksworth Dale|
|The Plain Play Area||Village Green and Play Area|
|Memorial Gardens||Play Area|
|Scarthin||St Marks Churchyard|
|Broadwalk Recreation Ground||Morledge|
|Northwood Recreation Area||The Parkway Play Area|
|Whitworth Park and Play Area||Willow Way Play Area|
|Burial Ground||Meadow View Pathway|
|Moss Lane||Play Area|
|Artist Corner||Derwent Gardens and Lovers Walk|
|Memorial Gardens||Riverside Picnic Area|
Middleton by Wirksworth
|Cemetery||Millennium Gardens and Village Green|
Middleton by Youlgreave
|Play Area||Rowsley Recreation Play Area|
Stanton in the Peak
|Starkholmes Memorial||Starkholmes Playing Field|
|Churchyard, Village Green & Footpath||Heathy Lea Marked Sport Pitches|
|Winster Cemetery||Winster Churchyard|
|Woodhouse Lane Play Area|
|Bolehill Play Area||Fanny Shaws|
|Gorsey Bank Playing Fields||Kingsfield Play Area|
|St Marys and Memorial Gardens||The Dale Play Area|
|Wash Green Play Area||Yokecliffe Play Area|
|Allotments & Play Area||QE11 Playing fields|