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Dogs Exclusion Order

The Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act (Northern Ireland) 2011


The Dog Control Orders (Prescribed Offences and Penalties, etc.) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012 (S.R. 2012 No. [114])


The Dogs Exclusion (Derry City and Strabane District Council) Order 2020


Derry City and Strabane District Council hereby makes the following Order:


  1. This Order comes into operation on  5th April 2021


  1. This Order applies to the land specified in Schedule C


  1. (1) Any person in charge of a dog is guilty of an offence if, at any time, the person takes the dog onto, or permits the dog to enter or to remain on, any land to which this Order applies unless:
  1. the person has a reasonable excuse for doing so; or
  2. the owner, occupier or other person or authority having control of the land has       consented (generally or specifically) to the person doing so.

(2) Nothing in this Article applies to a person with a disability (within the meaning of the              Disability Discrimination Act 1995) in respect of a dog kept or used by the person wholly or              mainly for the purpose of assisting the person to carry out normal day-to-day activities.

(3) For the purposes of this Article a person who habitually has a dog in their possession shall              be taken to be in charge of the dog at any time unless at that time some other person is in              charge of the dog.


  1. A person guilty of an offence under Article 3 is liable on summary conviction to a fine not         exceeding level 3 on the standard scale.


Dated this 5th day of April 2021

The Common Seal of Derry City and Strabane District Council

Affixed hereto in the presence of: -



John Kelpie

Chief Executive



Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council


Schedule C

This Order applies to the following areas within the Derry City and Strabane District Council area:

This will apply to All Council owned:

  • Leisure centres
  • Children’s play parks/ areas; whether fenced or not
  • Football fields
  • MUGA pitches
  • Tennis courts
  • Bowling greens

It will also include:

  • Brandywell Stadium & Showgrounds (exemption - greyhounds in the Greyhound Racing Stadium), 155 Lone Moor Road, Derry, BT48 9LA
  • St. Columbs stadium pitch and track, Limavady Road, Derry


Download The Dogs Exclusion Order