The vast majority of the dog owners are responsible and caring;
however feedback from residents has consistently raised the issue
of dog fouling and the behaviour of dogs by the irresponsible
Over the years, various Bye Laws have been made to control dogs,
have been cumbersome and difficult to enforce and have no power of
To address concerns, the Tamworth Borough Council have made a
four Dog Control Orders under Section 55 of the Clean
Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005 which will be effective
from 1st August 2012.
The Fouling of Land by Dogs (Tamworth Borough Council) Order
The Dogs on Lead By Direction (Tamworth Borough Council) Order
The Dogs on Lead at All Times (Tamworth Borough Council) Order
The Dog Exclusion (Tamworth Borough Council) Order 2012
The adoption of these Dog Control Orders makes it easier for the
authority to deal quickly and efficiently with the small minority
of dog owners who behave irresponsibly, while at the same time
encouraging a culture of responsible dog ownership.
The initial consultation regarding proposals for the
introduction of Dog Control Orders in Tamworth ended on 28 February
2012. The Council received 257 responses. The results
of this consultation provided the following outcomes on the
Fouling of Land by Dogs Order – the whole of
The survey showed that 93% of the respondents were in favour of the
introduction of the is order
To view designated land click
Dog Exclusion Order – designated children’s’ play areas
The survey showed that 83.8% of respondents were
in favour of the introduction of this order
To view designated land please refer to Dog Exclusion Order Part
1 and Dog Exclusion Order part 2.
Dogs On Lead at ALL times Order - designated land
Tamworth Borough Council cemeteries, pedestrian area of the town
centre, top lawn Castle Grounds, all public footways or grass
verges adjacent to a road in Tamworth (as defined by the RTA 1988)
and Anker Valley Sports Pitches
The survey showed
that 89.9% of respondents were in favour of the introduction of
To view designated land (dogs on lead order mapping.pdf)
Dogs on Lead by Request Order – the whole of the
The survey showed that 89.8% or respondents
were in favour of this order
To view designated land
Landowners and stakeholders had no major objections to the
proposals, although the Kennel Club advised the need to allow dogs
to roam free with children in parks and advised against a total
banning of dogs from parks or open space or for dogs to be on the
lead at all time.
In designating only formal play areas and specific locations
where dogs must be on a lead has meant that Tamworth Borough
Council continues to support responsible dog ownership in public
spaces, but acknowledges the fact that dogs need to roam free under
the control of their owners.
A further formal 28 day consultation ended on 30 June 2012 and
the proposals were endorsed by Council on 11 July 2012.
Witnessed breaches of any of the orders may result in the issue
of a Fixed Penalty Notice of £80.
Penalties can be issued by authorised Council officers and
HOW CAN I REPORT IRRESPONSIBLE DOG OWNERS?
MUCKY PUP CLEAN IT UP HOTLINE – 01827 709427
Other breaches of Dog Control Orders – 01827 709709
Lost, Found or Stray Dogs: contact our Contractor
Dun-Roamin who operate our stray dog collection
service on 07891 419325.
Further information is available - via
Frequently asked questions