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Banning of dogs in public areas in Leeds Parks?

Discussion in 'General Discussions' started by twink, Jun 28, 2010.

  1. twink

    twink New Member

    Who knows anyting about the banning of dogs in public areas in Leeds Parks. They say public places all dogs must be on a lead.
     
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  3. dervish99

    dervish99 A Mod not a Rocker

    Re: Doggy walks in parks

    sounds like a good idea to me.
     
  4. Fattysplash

    Fattysplash New Member

    Re: Doggy walks in parks

    It's not a done deal yet, you can find out more on the Leeds City Council website, you can also add your opinions.

    Dog Control Orders Consultation

    Leeds City Council recognises that the vast majority of dog owners are responsible owners who pick up after their dogs and keep them under proper control. However there are minority of people who don't and this creates a number of problems which residents have asked the Council to deal with.

    We are considering implementing a number of Dog Control Orders, the legislation would be implemented under the Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005 and enables us to put in controls in relation to

    ■fouling of land by dogs and the removal of dog faeces,
    ■the keeping of dogs on leads,
    ■the putting, and keeping, of dogs on leads when directed to do so by an authorised officer
    ■the exclusion of dogs from specified land and
    ■the number of dogs which a person may take on to any land.

    The consultation exercise is taking place between 21st May and 31st August 2010. You can take part in the consultation by following this link, or choosing the link at the side of the page

    Full details about the Dog Control Orders we are considering are shown below:


    A. Failing to remove dog faeces – Please be aware, this order is already in place.
    Owners are already required to pick up faeces deposited by their dog at all times. This Order applies to the whole of the city of Leeds.

    B. Not keeping a dog on a lead – For consultation.
    The new offence would require dog owners to ensure their dogs are kept on leads in designated areas. In Leeds the consultation is to determine if and where this Order should be implemented, for example it may apply to roads, pavements and footpaths, gated alleyways, small parks, planted flower beds and horticultural centres.

    C. Not putting and keeping a dog on a lead when directed to do so - For consultation.
    This Order will require a dog owner to put their dog on a lead when, under certain circumstances, directed to do so by an authorised officer of the Council. It will apply to the whole of the city of Leeds.

    D. Exclusion of dogs from specified land - For consultation.
    This Order will allow the Council to reduce dog fouling by excluding dogs from designated areas.

    A schedule and maps to show the proposed areas can be downloaded from this page.

    E. Maximum number of dogs to be walked at a given time - For consultation.
    Owners will be permitted to walk a maximum number of dogs per person. The number of dogs will be agreed following the consultation and will be the maximum number that a person responsible for the dogs could reasonably control and pick up after at any one time.

    Please be aware that offences A and D listed above will not apply to registered blind persons or to persons who rely on an assistance dog trained by Dogs for the Disabled, support dogs or Canine Partners for Independence with a disability affecting mobility, manual dexterity, physical coordination or ability to lift, carry or otherwise move everyday objects.
     
    Last edited: Jun 28, 2010
  5. dervish99

    dervish99 A Mod not a Rocker

    Re: Doggy walks in parks

    sounds highly intelligent, most unlike our council...
     
  6. mitb01

    mitb01 New Member

    Re: Doggy walks in parks

    This is all very well, but who is going to enforce these rules, after the goverment have finished slashing local council staff. They can't even enforce the rules that they state are already inplace for those irresponsible dog owners who let there animals crap anywhere and just walk on.
     
  7. dervish99

    dervish99 A Mod not a Rocker

    Re: Doggy walks in parks

    we could use it as training for the army's snipers, sit them in a tree in any local park, any dog owner breaking the rules gets shot.....simples:D
     

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