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Consultation on Telscombe Tye Public Spaces Protection Order

Between Thursday 27 September and Friday 23 November 2018 Lewes District Council carried out a consultation over options for a proposed Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) on Telscombe Tye. The purpose of the PSPO options proposed would be to protect the lambs and ewes that graze on the Tye from being scared, injured or killed by dogs. 

What happened next?

We reviewed the feedback received during the consultation and a summary report was drafted and is available to download below. This report was shared with those responsible for deciding the way forward following the consultation.

Outcome of the consultation

Having considered the findings from the recent consultation on the Telscombe Tye, the council will be not be introducing a Public Spaces Protection Order at this time.

However, the situation will be kept under close and constant review. In liaison with Sussex Police, inspections and patrols by the council’s Neighbourhood First team will be increased at the start of the lambing season.

If at any point new evidence of attacks on sheep is found, the council will consider introducing a PSPO as a matter of urgency.

The council will also look at increasing signage at access points onto Telscombe Tye and community information about the countryside code.