Borough Council of Wellingborough

Dog Warden Service

Dog Control Orders

The Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005 enables local authorities to make official Orders requiring dog owners to clear up dog fouling, keep dogs on leads and to exclude dogs from certain areas, such as children's playgrounds.

The powers allow orders to be made making the following offences which apply to any land in the open air where the public may access:

(a) failing to remove dog faeces;
(b) not keeping a dog on a lead;
(c) not putting and keeping, a dog on a lead when directed
to do so by an authorised officer;
(d) permitting a dog to enter land from which dogs are excluded;
(e) taking more than a specified number of dogs onto land.

Dog Control Orders 2007

In 2007 Wellingborough Council made the following Dog Control Orders following widespread consultation:

 Dogs Fouling on Land
 Dogs on Leads
 Dogs on leads upon request
 Dogs Exclusion

An order was not made to restrict the maximum number of dogs that can be taken onto land.


A fixed penalty notice of £75 may be issued or, alternatively, a Magistrates Court has the authority to fine for committing an offence under a Dog Control Order.

Last Updated 17/08/2017