Public Space Protection Orders relating to dog controls
Solihull Council is consulting on the imposition of two Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs) relating to dog controls and is also seeking views on other areas of dog-related anti-social behaviour.
The first proposed PSPO relates to dog fouling. It creates an offence for a person in charge of a dog to fail to remove, and properly dispose of, faeces from the dog. The Order would apply to all land in the borough that is open to the air and to which the public are entitled or permitted to have access. There are, however, exemptions for people with disabilities.
The second proposed PSPO relates to the exclusion of dogs from children’s play areas and school land. It creates an offence for a person in charge of a dog to take it into such an area of land.
The Council is also seeking views on other areas of dog-related anti-social behaviour. These relate to the maximum number of dogs one person can walk at one time and the requirement to keep dogs on leads in certain areas or at the request of a Council official.
This consultation will close on Sunday 16 January 2022.
For further information and to take part in the accompanying survey, click here.
Environmental Crime Strategy and Action Plan 2021-26
Solihull Council would like to hear your views on its revised Environmental Crime Strategy and Action Plan, which sets out the Council’s approach to tackling environmental crime up to and including 2026.
This draft strategy shows how the Council aims to prevent environmental crime by educating and engaging with residents. It also shows how the Council will use its investigatory and enforcement powers in response to incidents of environmental crime in the borough.
Following COVID lockdowns when people ventured out into local areas more, there has been an increased public awareness of issues such as fly-tipping and littering. Consequently, the Action Plan within the Environmental Crime Strategy is focused on addressing these issues directly and robustly. It also provides a clear framework to report and monitor the levels of environmental crime within the borough.
This consultation will close on Sunday 23 January 2022.
For further information and to share your views, click here.
Draft Flood Risk Management Plans
The Environment Agency has been developing draft Flood Risk Management Plans (FRMPs) for public consultation, which the Council has contributed to, and they are now ready for your views.
The public consultation runs from 22 October 2021 until 21 January 2022.
Your views and comments will help inform a final set of strategic plans and actions to manage flood risk across the country between 2021 – 2027. There are 10 FRMPs, one for each river basin district. Solihull is in the Birmingham Flood Risk Area.
Find out more and take part in the consultation here: Draft Flood Risk Management Plans – Environment Agency – Citizen Space (environment-agency.gov.uk).