Report dog fouling

Public Space Protection Order (PSPO)

On Thursday 1 June 2017, the pdf Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) (1.34 MB) pursuant to Dog Control came into force within the Malvern Hills district, following public consultation and approval from Malvern Hills District Council’s Executive Committee. We also have the powers to enforce a fixed penalty notice for dog fouling in the district in compliance with The Dogs (Fouling of Land) Act 1996. 
The PSPO covers: 
  • Failure to carry a poop bag or other means to clean up after a dog.
  • Failure to keep a dog on a lead in a designated area.
  • Failure to exclude dogs from fenced off or enclosed children’s playgrounds.
Any breach of the Order could result in the issuing of a £100 fixed penalty notice or being taken to court and receiving a fine on conviction of up to £1000. pdf PSPO FAQ’s  (102 KB)


The simplest way of dealing with dog excrement is to scoop it up, put it in a plastic bag and place it in a dog waste / litter bin, or take it home and dispose of it (wrapped) in your domestic refuse.

It is essential that excrement is thoroughly wrapped before disposal.

When reporting dog fouling, please provide the following information:

  • Location
  • Description of dog owner and/or dog
  • When it took place
  • Vehicle registration of dog owner (if available)