FLINTSHIRE Council is to consult on extending the current Dog Control Public Space Protection Order.

This is as required by the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014.

The prohibitions proposed would require dog owners to:

• Remove dog waste immediately from the ground at all public locations;

• Put their dog on a lead when directed to do so by an authorised officer. This only applies to any public land where a dog is considered to be out of control or causing alarm and distress;

• Keep dogs on leads within cemeteries;

• Have a means on their person to collect dog waste from the ground if asked by an authorised officer.

Any breaches would result in the issuing of a Fixed Penalty Notice to the person responsible for the dog.

Dogs would also be excluded from entering:

• Enclosed children's play areas;

• The playing areas of marked sports pitches;

• The playing area of specific sporting or recreational facilities;

• School grounds.

This matter is open to consultation from August 3 via a survey enclosed on the following web page flintshire.gov.uk/dogcontrolpspo which includes a list of potential sites where the prohibitions would be enforced, a Frequently Asked Questions document, and a copy of the draft order.

A council spokesman said: "Please take the time to complete the survey, we value your opinion and the consultation will be open until 4 September 2020."