Dogs on Leads by Direction (Preston City Council) Order 2012
The Dogs on Leads by Direction Order 2012 makes it an offence if at any time, on any land to which this order applies, you do not comply with a direction given by an authorised officer of the Authority to put and keep a dog on a lead.
For more information see dogs on a lead and banned areas.
The Preston City Council (in this Order called "the Authority") hereby makes the following Order:
1. This Order comes into force on 1 March 2012,
2. The Order applies to the land specified in the Schedule below.
3. In this Order "an authorised officer of the Authority" means an employee of the Authority who is authorised in writing by the Authority for the purposed of giving directions under this Order.
4. (1.) A person in charge of a dog shall be guilty of an offence if, at any time, on any land to which this Order applies, he does not comply with a direction given him by an authorised officer of the Authority to put and keep the dog on a lead of not more than 6 feet in length, unless:
(a) he has a reasonable excuse for failing to do so; or
(b) the owner, occupier or other person or authority having control of the land has consented (generally or specifically) to his failing to do so.
(2) For the purposes of this article:
(a) a person who habitually has a dog in his possession shall be taken to be in charge of the dog at any time unless at that time some other person is in charge of the dog;
(b) an authorised officer of the Authority may only give a direction under this Order to put and keep a dog on a lead if such restraint is reasonably necessary to prevent a nuisance or behaviour by the dog likely to cause annoyance or disturbance to any other person on any land to which this Order applies or the worrying or disturbance of any animal or bird.
5. A person who is guilty of an offence under Article 4 shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 3 on the standard scale.
Schedule (description of land to which the order applies)
This Order applies to all land within the administrative area of the Authority and which is:
(i) Open to the air (which includes land that is covered but open to the air on at least one side); and
(ii) to which the public are entitled or permitted to have access with or without payment.