Public space protection laws relating to dog control could continue for three more years if a proposal is passed by the council.

Eden District Council has proposed to extend existing Public Space Protection Orders for a further three years.

The extension is set to take place under section 60 of the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act of 2014.

A spokesperson for Eden District Council said: “The council considers the three year extension of the existing PSPOs necessary to prevent anti-social behaviour issues, relating to dog control and dog fouling, recurring and increasing in frequency and seriousness after such a time as the current orders expire on October 19.”

Dog control orders were introduced in 2008 in accordance with section 55 of the Clean Neighbourhood and Environment Act 2005.

Offences under the dog control orders are punishable with a £75 Fixed Penalty Notice or conviction in the magistrates' court for a fine up to £1000.

Residents and businesses are being encouraged to have their say on the review by contacting: before noon today. The proposal can be read in full on the website.