The introduction of a Borough wide Public Space Protection Order under the new powers will replace outdated legislation relating to dog fouling and dog control. Although, as an authority, we do recognise that the vast majority of dog owners are, responsible and respectful to their local community, complaints are regularly received from residents about dog fouling and the behaviour of some dogs. The prohibitions has been designed to be as simple as possible, giving clarity and outlining expectations.
Doncaster's Open Access Land The Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 created a new statutory right of access on foot to open countryside and common land. The area of land where the right applies has been specifically designated. In the Borough of Doncaster this is restricted to Thorne Moors, part of Hatfield Moor and some small spots of woodland. Access land is shown on the OS Explorer map highlighted with a yellow wash and a pink border.
This Forum sees users, landowners, tenants, the council and other interested parties working together to promote the use of rights of way. It is an opportunity for dialogue and exchange of information between land occupiers, users and the council. The Public Rights of Way Forum is open to anyone with an interest in rights of way. We would especially welcome landowners and tenants to the Forum as representatives from these groups are currently under-represented
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Users, landowners and the council all have a role to play in maintaining public rights of way.
In the Doncaster Borough there are over 500 kilometres (300 miles) of public footpaths, bridleways and byways on 588 separate routes, ranging in length from a few metres to over three kilometres (2 miles) and in character from completely urban to entirely rural.
Find out how to report fly tipping, littering, public health issues and abandoned vehicles. Get information on emergency planning, environmental health, pollution, climate change and flooding.
Find out how to apply to join the library, report a rights of way problem and join the museum mail list. Get information about the museum and galleries, leisure and tourism, keeping fit, markets and what's on in Doncaster.