Dogs on the Playing Fields

We welcome all responsible dog owners and their dogs into the grounds. We have a strong nucleus of dogs and their owners who regularly meet in on the fields, sit on the benches or enjoy a drink at Georgie Porgies Café
Please pick up after your dog - Help to keep King George V Playing Fields clean


We recognise that most dog owners are responsible and clean up after their pets, but a small minority continue to cause problems.

Tameside M.B.C. has designated land under The Dogs (Fouling of Land) Act 1996. The designated land includes roads, footpaths, school playing fields and parks. It is an offence for a dog owner not to clean up after their dogs in these areas. Failure to comply can result in a prosecution and fine up to £1000

To view the T.M.B.C Dog Fouling Orders, click here:

Advice for dog owners

  • Always carry a poop scoop, which is a specially designed plastic shovel, or a bag to carry the mess to a suitable waste bin. If there isn't a litter bin, take it home and dispose of it there.
  • Dog owners should not allow their pets to foul at random in public areas.

To view the T.M.B.C Dog Control Orders, click here

Dog Control Orders apply within King George V Playing Fields  

Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council made the order, which came into force on 11 March 2010. This order applies to all the land specified in the schedule. (To view the Schedule for Ashton-under-Lyne, click here) For the purpose of this order, 'an authorised officer of the Authority' means an employee of the Authority who is authorised in writing by the Authority for the purpose of giving directions under the Order.

To view all dog Control Orders use the links below:

Exclusion Zones


Within the King George V Playing Fields the following orders apply:

Exclusion Order

  • Fenced children’s play area (Marked EA on the map)

  • Fenced sports pitches (Marked EA on the Map)

Dogs on lead at all times

  • Bowling area, including bowling greens and pavilion area (Marked DOL on the map)

  • Formal gardens fronting on to Henrietta Street (Marked DOL on the map)

Dogs on lead on request

Dogs on lead on request in rest of park.



Under the terms of these orders, you are committing an offence if you allow your dog to enter the ‘fenced children’s play area or the fenced sports pitches or hard area. You are also committing an offence, under the terms of the order, if you allow your dog, off its lead, into the ‘Bowling area, including bowling greens and pavilion area and the ‘Formal gardens fronting on to Henrietta Street’

All other areas of the park you are free to let your dogs off their lead, unless instructed by 'an authorised officer of the Authority'.