Recreation Ground

Dogs in the Recreation Ground

It is important to exercise your dogs in a responsible way in any public open space and keep them under control at all times, so that other people and animals do not feel harassed or intimidated.

Dog fouling is covered by a Public Spaces Protection Order which has been issued by South Norfolk Council and therefore applies to Burton and Shimpling.

Broadland District and South Norfolk Councils have renewed the existing Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs) made under section 59 of the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014, which cover dog fouling across both district areas.


Each PSPO makes it an offence for a person in control of a dog not to clear up the dog mess immediately, on any land that is open to the air and to which the public is entitled or permitted to have access (with or without payment).

In South Norfolk, the PSPO also restricts the presence of dogs in play areas, making it an offence for you to take your dog into any enclosed play area or children’s playground.

There are details on what information is required and how to report an offence here

The full text of the Order is available here Public_Spaces_Protection_Order_No_3_SNC