The Council of the Isles of Scilly has confirmed that the new rules on dog control will come into force from 1st October.

The Public Spaces Protection Order has several conditions, which apply solely to the main tourist season, which runs from 1st May until 30th September, so the new rules will not impinge on the current season.

The Council has published the particulars of the Order on their website as follows:

Dog Fouling
To create an offence if a person in charge of a dog fails to remove and suitably dispose of its faeces forthwith.


Seasonal Beach Exclusion
To continue the seasonal exclusion of dogs from Porthcressa Beach, Porthmellon Beach and Old Town Beach (from 1 May until 30 September inclusive).


Permanent Exclusion Areas
To create permanent exclusion areas at:


St Mary’s

Parade Park, Hugh Town

Five Islands School MUGA Pitch, Old Town

Five islands School Playing Field, Old Town

Isles of Scilly Skate Park, Old Town

Garrison Playing Field

Garrison Children’s Play Area

Porthcressa Children’s Play Area


St Agnes

St Agnes MUGA Pitch

St Agnes Primary School Green



Bryher MUGA Pitch

Bryher Community Centre, Children’s Play Area


St Martin’s

St Martin’s enclosed Tennis Courts


Dogs on Leads – Designated Streets
A ‘dogs on leads – designated streets’ (as specified in the PSPO) rule be effective from the hours of 8am to 6pm during the tourist season 1 May until 30 September inclusive.


Dogs on Leads – Church Grounds
To introduce a requirement for dogs to be kept on leads in designated church grounds as specified in the PSPO.


Dogs on Leads – Bird Breeding Areas
To introduce a requirement for dogs to be kept on leads in designated bird breeding grounds during the breeding season 1 April to 30 September inclusive as specified in the PSPO.


Dogs on Leads by direction of an Authorised Officer
To introduce an offence to fail to put a dog on a lead when directed to do so by an Authorised Officer.


Should any member of the community require further clarification on the forthcoming PSPO please contact Charlie Flores, Dog Warden or David Currie, Environmental Health Officer on telephone number 01720 424317.

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