Public Space Protection Order – Gainsborough Town Council Cemeteries

This proposal is with reference to discharging a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) that within the boundaries of Gainsborough General Cemetery and North Warren Cemetery, dogs must be kept on leads at all times and the use of motor vehicles for recreational purposes has been prohibited.

At the cemetery sites, there has been very little intervention needed from council officers and there have not been any fixed penalty notices issued relating to either of the restrictions.

Whilst it is proposed that the PSPO be discharged. This does not mean that any future concerns cannot be addressed. There are measures that ourselves (West Lindsey District Council) and the Gainsborough Town Council could carry out to address any future concerns.

These measures include:

  • use of Community Protection Notices to address dog owners who are not in control of their dog
  • additional signage in and around the areas regarding expected behaviours for dog owners and the general public
  • continued patrols of the sites by enforcement officers
  • using existing enforcement powers in district wide dog fouling PSPO

This consultation will close at 9am on Monday 1st August 2022.